Family: Carcharhinidae – Requiem sharks
Species: sp. a
Common Name– Ground Sharks
Common Name– Requiem Sharks
Species– sp. A
Status: IUCN Red List NOT EVALUATED
Average Size and Length: The False Smalltail sharks are born 34 to 100 cm, but the average adult length is unknown.
Head: The False Smalltail shark has a long, blunt snout, large eyes and short labial furrows. There are pores along the mouth corners.
Demographic, Distribution, Habitat, Environment and Range: The False Smalltail shark can be found in the South China Sea in Borneo (Sarawak), Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City) and Thailand (Bangkok). Its habitat is unknown.
Aesthetic Identification: The False Smalltail shark has a small, slenderbody and is grey on top, and counter-shaded light below. It has an inconspicuous white flank band.
The pectoral, dorsal and caudal fin webs are usually dusky in color but have no conspicuous markings. The False Smalltail shark has no interdorsal ridge. It has a large first dorsal fin that originates over the rear thirds of the pectoral bases. It has a small second dorsal fin that originates over the first third of the anal base. The False Smalltail shark has moderately large pectoral fins, with a broadly notched anal fin.
Biology and Reproduction: The biology and reproduction habits are unknown. There are several differences between the False Smalltail shark and C. porosus.
Behavioral Traits, Sensing and Intelligence: The behavior of the False Smalltail shark is unknown.
False Smalltail Shark Recorded Attacks on Humans: Not a threat or danger to humans.