Scoliodon walbeehmi [Status Unaccepted]   (Bleeker,  1856) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

Image copyrights: The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service

Size: 185 mm

Color: Brownish grey above, dull yellowish below. Fins grey with light outer edges.

Body slightly compressed, snout moderately pointed and depressed. Head 3.7, depth of body 6.2, both to subcaudal origin. Snout 2.4 in head. Eye 6.5 in head. Width of mouth about 1.3 in preoral length. Teeth in jaws outwardly inclined, triangular and with smooth edges; lower jaw with a median unpaired tooth. Labial folds extend to upper jaw. Nictitating membrane present. Spiracles absent. Tip of pectoral reaching beyond front of first dorsal. First dorsal origin nearer to pectoral origin than to anal origin. Second dorsal partly behind base of anal. Base of anal about twice base of second dorsal.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Carcharias (Scoliodon) walbeehmi Bleeker, 1856
Carcharias walbeehmi Day, 1878
Scoliodon walbeehmi Smith, 1949

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 1980)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1980)
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at -
  • Bapat, SV; Deshmukh, VM; Krishnamoorthi, B; Muthiah, C; Kagwade, PV; Ramamirtham, CP; Mathew, KJ; Pillai, SK and C. Mukundan (1982) Species composition, distribution and abundance of major groups/species Fishery resources of the Exclusive Economic Zone of the NorthWest coast of India Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Kochi 33 1-86 Available at -
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Elasmobranch Fishes Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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