Field Guide for Sharks of the Genus Carcharhinus
All known and relevant data and features to enable an identification of sharks of the genus Carcharhinus (BLAINVILLE 1816) are summarised and visualised in this book.
The introduced species are difficult to separate for somebody who is not experienced in identifying sharks. An identification key is given to determine and to differentiate the species. For each species an extended list of characters is given including coloured figures to show the lateral and ventral view, a detailed view of nostril and teeth, as well as some cases of juveniles and special characters.
Further data are presented on body size and appearance, colouration, tooth formula and shape, number of vertebrae, on other internal and external characters, the geographical distribution, preferred habitat and food spectrum. In addition, biological and reproductional data are included, such as number of young per litter, size at birth, size at sexual maturity, as well as behaviour and migrational patterns.