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Graceful shark

The graceful shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides, is a requiem shark of the family Carcharhinidae, found in the Indo-Pacific oceans between latitudes 21° N and 25° S, from the surface to 164.04 ft (50 m). Its length is up to about 5.25 ft (1.6 m).

The graceful shark is a little-known inshore coastal pelagic species, feeding mainly on fishes but also crustaceans and cephalopods. It is viviparous. The flesh is utilized fresh and dried salted for human consumption, the fins are used in the oriental shark fin trade, and the liver oil is processed for vitamins.

Coloration is gray or gray-brown on the dorsal surface, white or cream below, with a conspicuous band of white on the sides from the pelvic fins to the first dorsal fin. The pectoral, dorsal and pelvic fins, and the ventral lobe of the caudal fin are black or dusky-tipped, sometimes inconspicuously.

Graceful shark


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