Carcharhinus macloti

Scientific Name:-
Carcharhinus macloti

Common Name:-
Hardnose Shark / Maclot's Shark

Malayalam Name:-
Mookkan Sravu


Classified as Near Threatened in IUCN Redlist of species.


A small slender grey shark with a long narrowly rounded or somewhat pointed snout, fairly large eyes, oblique-cusped smooth-edged upper anterolateral teeth with strong proximal and distal cusplets, no interdorsal ridge, small pectoral fins, a small first dorsal with an extremely long rear tip, a small low second dorsal with a long rear tip, and no conspicuous markings on fins. Also, this is the only member of its genus with a hypercalcified rostrum, which can easily be felt by pinching its snout. Colour grey or grey-brown above, white below, fins with light edges but not conspicuously marked; light flank marks not conspicuous


Not recorded


Recorded often from Kerala coast.


Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 20 - 75 m



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