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Taxonomy Name Carcharhinus dussumieri
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Carcharhiniformes
Genus Carcharhinus
Family Carcharhinidae
DOF Valid Name Yu pasir mulut lebar
Common Name Wide-mouth blackspot shark
Fish Base Name Whitecheek shark
Local Name Jerung, Yu pasir
Original author (Muller and Henle, 1839)
Body Color Body color pale brownish dorsally, whitish ventrally. Second dorsal fin with a black blotch on upper third of fin. Back grayish or grey-brown and belly whitish.
Spesific Description Morphologically, almost identical to C. sealei; the differences mainly base on the teeth structure. Snout relatively long and narrowly rounded to almost pointed; upper anterior teeth are oblique and blade-like, total tooth row counts 27-29/24-30. Viviparous, placental, with 2 to 4 pups in a litter. Size born 28-38 cm. Dept range ?-170 m

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