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Carcharhinus altimus
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Carcharhinus altimus

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Carcharhinus
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Overview
Main identification features
  • 1st dorsal fin greater than 2nd dorsal fin
  • 2nd dorsal fin origin ~over anal fin origin
  • eyes circular
  • c: asymmetric, no keel
CARCHARHINUS

REQUIEM SHARKS

Snout wide, blunt; nasal orifices small and well separated; round eye; spiracle absent; teeth large, sharp, pointed, differing on upper and lower jaws; 5 gill slits, last 2 over pectoral fin base; 2 dorsal fins, first much larger than second, but smaller than tail, origin of second over front of anal fin; tail strongly asymmetrical, with well developed lower lobe, undulating ridge along dorsal surface of top lobe, and a ventral notch near tip of that lobe; tail base with notch on top, but without keel.

A large genus (30 species) that occurs in all tropical and temperate seas. Twelve none endemic species occur in the tropical eastern Pacific, including 9 circumtropical species, 1 Indo-Pacific species, 1 species that occurs on both sides of north and south America, and 1 that occurs on both sides of the Atlantic as well as our region.


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