Lamiopsis temminckii (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Broadfin shark
photo by FAO

Family:  Carcharhinidae (Requiem sharks)
Max. size:  160 cm TL (male/unsexed); 208 cm TL (female); max.weight: 52 kg; max.weight: 63 kg
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range - 50 m, amphidromous
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: records validated from India and Bangladesh. IUCN assessment needs to be revised for L. temminckii since L. tephrodes was resurrected from its synonymy (Ref. 84282).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0. Grey or yellow-grey above, lighter below; no conspicuous markings (Ref. 9997).
Biology:  A little-known shark found in coastal, inshore waters (Ref. 244). Probably feeds on small fishes and invertebrates (Ref. 9997). Viviparous (Ref. 50449). Not known to be dangerous to people (Ref. 244). Meat utilized fresh and dried salted for human consumption, liver for oil (Ref.244). Caught irregularly by inshore gillnet fisheries, particularly those operating off Borneo (Ref.58048).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 20 May 2020 (A2d) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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