Eulamia limbatus   (Muller and Henle)  (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

Image copyrights: The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service

Size: 790 mm

Color: Dark grey above, whitish below; tips of fins dusky.

Snout moderate, rather pointed and narrowly rounded from above. Head 3.9 to subcaudal origin. Depth of body 5.6 to subcaudal origin. Snout 2.6 in head. Eye about 9.5 in head. Spiracles absent. Nictitating membrane present. Mouth wider than long. A short groove on each side of mouth. Teeth in upper jaw serrated, oblique, triangular, broad based and notched on outer edges; teeth in lower jaw smaller, almost erect and coarsely denticulate. First dorsal origin slightly behind base of pectoral. Height of first dorsal slightly more than post-orbital length of head and eye together. Second dorsal smaller than anal, the origins of both fins opposite.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Carcharias (Prionodon) limbatus Muller and Henle 1838
Carcharinus limbatus Smith 1949
Eulamia limbatus Jones 1969

Common Name (s)
• Miyaru
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1980)

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 -

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