Morphology Data of Carcharhinus tjutjot
Identification keys
Main Ref. White, W.T., 2012
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales placoid scales

This small species is distinguished by the following characters: snout relatively long and bluntly pointed; upper anterior teeth are oblique and blade-like, coarsely serrated, lateral margin deeply notched and with several large and serrated basal cusplets; lower anterior teeth are narrower, slightly oblique, lateral margins notched and without large basal serrae, finely serrated; total tooth row counts 26-28/24-30 rows or 51-55; interdorsal space often with a moderate to strong ridge, 19.4-22.0% TL; first dorsal fin is relatively low, not falcate, origin over middle of pectoral-fin inner margin, length 14.1-15.6% TL, 1.4-2.0 times height, inner margin 2.0-2.7 in base; second dorsal fin is much smaller, broadly triangular, height 29-37% of first dorsal fin height, origin slightly posterior of anal-fin origin; anal fin is slightly falcate, height 0.9-1.3 times second dorsal-fin height, base 0.9-1.2 times second dorsal-fin base; body colour pale brownish dorsally, whitish ventrally; second dorsal fin with a black blotch on upper third of fin, not extending onto upper surface of body and very well defined from whitish region below; other fins are mostly plain; total vertebral counts 113-129; monospondylous precaudal counts 37-44; diplospondylous precaudal counts 17-19; diplospondylous caudal counts 58-72; precaudal counts 55-63 (Ref. 89954).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Carcharhinus tjutjot

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
preanal 55 - 63
total 113 - 129


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Bailly, Nicolas
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