Carcharhinus hemiodon Pondicherry Shark

Kyne, Peter M and Jabado, Rima W and Akhilesh, K V and Bineesh, K K and Booth, H and Dulvy, Nicholas K and Ebert, David A and Fernando, Daniel and Khan, M and Tanna, A and Finucci, B (2021) Carcharhinus hemiodon Pondicherry Shark. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020. pp. 1-15. ISSN 2307-8235 (online)

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    The Pondicherry Shark (Carcharhinus hemiodon) is a small (to 102 cm total length) and very rare Indo- West Pacific whaler shark. It has a wide historic range from Oman to southern China, but known records are scattered, and it has only been reliably verified from a handful of countries. It appears to occur in shallow coastal waters, and has also been reported to enter rivers, although this has not been verified. The contemporary range of this species is poorly defined and museum specimens were collected pre- 1960. There are reports from 1979, the 1990s, and 2000, but none of these could be verified. Its identification is problematic, and it is easily confused with a number of other Carcharhinus species (for example, recent putative records from Sri Lanka).

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Pondicherry Shark; Carcharhinus hemiodon; IUCN Redlist
    Subjects: Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
    Elasmobranch Fisheries
    Marine Fisheries > Conservation
    Demersal Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries Division
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries Division
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2021 06:40
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2021 06:40

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