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Carcharhinus porosus (Small-tailed shark; Smalltail shark; Shark)

Synonyms: Carcharias henlei; Carcharias porosus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The smalltail shark (Carcharhinus porosus) is a species of requiem shark, and part of the family Carcharhinidae. It is found in the western Atlantic Ocean, from the northern Gulf of Mexico to southern Brazil. It inhabits shallow waters close to shore, particularly over muddy bottoms around estuaries. It tends to swim low in the water column and forms large aggregations segregated by sex. A slim species generally not exceeding 1.1 m (3.6 ft) in length, the smalltail shark has a rather long, pointed snout, a broad, triangular first dorsal fin, and a second dorsal fin that originates over the midpoint of the anal fin base. It is plain gray in color, without prominent markings on its fins.
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Attributes

Female Maturity [1]  6 years
Male Maturity [1]  6 years
Litter Size [1]  5
Maximum Longevity [1]  24 years

Prey / Diet

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Discocephalum pileatum <Unverified Name>[3]

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Belize; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Colombia; Costa Rica; East Brazil Shelf; Ecuador; El Salvador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Gulf of California; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Honduras; Humboldt Current; Mexico; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Southeast; Panama; Peru; Peru-Galapagos Waters; South Brazil Shelf; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; USA (contiguous states); Uruguay; Venezuela; Western Atlantic: northern Gulf of Mexico to southern Brazil (excluding the Caribbean islands) and Uruguay (Ref. 58839). Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru, not at offshore islands. Specimens of <i>porosus</i> from Borneo, Viet Nam and Thaila; Western Atlantic: northern Gulf of Mexico to southern Brazil (excluding the Caribbean islands) and Uruguay (Ref. 58839). Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru, not at offshore islands. Specimens of <i>porosus</i> from Borneo, Viet Nam and Thailand may represent an undescribed small species of <i>Carcharhinus</i>.;

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1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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