Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides

(Whitley, 1934)

Graceful shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae

Reference of the original description
Whitley, G.P. (1934)
Notes on some Australian sharks. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 10(4), 180–200

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Carcharhinus amblyrhinchoides, Gillisqualus amblyrhynchoides

Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides
Holotype: QM: I.2003

Description :

Citation: Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides (Whitley, 1934): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides (Whitley, 1934), © FAO,
Common names
spa Tiburón grácil, fra \(T\) Requin gracile, eng Graceful shark, eng Grey reef shark, eng Queensland shark

Short Description
Grey or grey-brown on dorsal surface, white or cream below, with a conspicuous band of white on sides from pelvic fins to first dorsal fin; pectoral, dorsal and pelvic fins, and ventral lobe of caudal fin black or dusky-tipped, sometimes inconspicuously [544].

Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Aden, southwestern India, Sri Lanka, Gulf of Thailand, Philippines, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea [1388], and Australia. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: medium; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

Viviparous, placental [733]. 3 in a litter [1388]; 2-8 pups per litter [2539]. Gestation period of 9-10 months [1388]. Size at birth 52 to 55 cm TL [544]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Occurs on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
161 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 167 cm TL (female)

pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range ? - 50 m [1388]

shark-references Species-ID=714;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Callitetrarhynchus gracilis (Rudolphi, 1819) Pintner, 1931 [16112] [21718]
  • Dasyrhynchus variouncinatus (Pintner, 1913) [16112]
  • Heteronybelinia estigmena (Dollfus, 1960) [17845] [16112]
  • Otobothrium carcharidis (Shipley & Hornell, 1906) [24083]
  • Parotobothrium balli (Southwell, 1929) [17827] [21816]

  • Anaporrhutum sinicum Cao, 1990 [32542]

  • Perissopus dentatus Steenstrup & Lütken, 1861 [33009]