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Carcharhinus longimanus


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lexID:
3215 
Scientific:
Carcharhinus longimanus 
German:
Weißspitzen-Hochseehai 
English:
Oceanic Whitetip Shark 
Category:
Requins 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Carcharhiniformes (Order) > Carcharhinidae (Family) > Carcharhinus (Genus) > longimanus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Poey, ), 1861 
Occurrence:
Tuamoto Islands, Australie, Bahamas, Caraïbes, Caraïbes, Chine, golfe de Californie, Hawaii, indo pacifique, Mer Rouge, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), Pacifique Central, Peru, Philippines, Tahiti 
Sea depth:
1 - 230 Meter 
Size:
300 cm - 390 cm 
Weight:
168 kg 
Temperature:
18°C - 28°C 
Food:
Carrion, escargots, gros poissons, maquereaux, poissons (petits poissons), seiche 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2010-06-07 18:55:18 

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The oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, is a large pelagic shark inhabiting tropical and warm temperate seas. Its stocky body is most notable for its long, white-tipped, rounded fins.

This aggressive but slow-moving fish dominates feeding frenzies, and is a danger to shipwreck or air crash survivors—it has attacked more humans than all other shark species combined.[1] Recent studies[2][3] show steeply declining populations because its large fins are highly valued as the chief ingredient of shark fin soup and, as with other shark species, the whitetip faces mounting fishing pressure throughout its range.


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  1. Hai-Datenbank (de)

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