Data about <i>Carcharhinus leucas</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Carcharhinus leucas</i>
  • Geographic distribution
    A description of the geographic distribution, or range, of the taxon. Includes descriptions of global, regional, or political aspects of range and whether the taxon is native or introduced in portions of the range and endemicity.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#Distribution
Geographic distribution
Additional detail Azores Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail European waters (ERMS scope) World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of Mexico World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Kenya World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Kenya World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Kenya World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Madagascar World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Madagascar World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Mauritius World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Mozambique World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Mozambique World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Mozambique World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail North West Atlantic World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Somalia World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Somalia World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail South Africa (country) World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Tanzania World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Tanzania World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Tanzania World Register of Marine Species  
  • Latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
Latitude min
Additional detail -35.9 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 39.53 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
  • Longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
Longitude min
Additional detail -116 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 153.25 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Carcharhinus leucas</i>
Weight
Additional detail 174.08 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Carcharhinus leucas</i>
Habitat
Additional detail freshwater habitat
  • Freshwater habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a body of water containing low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (<0.5 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002037
IUCN  
Additional detail marine habitat
  • Marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
IRMNG  
Additional detail marine habitat
  • Marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
IUCN  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
Interacts with
Additional detail Birds GloBI  
Additional detail California Sea Lion GloBI  
Additional detail Ray-finned Fishes GloBI  
Feeds on
Additional detail Atlantic Sharpnose Shark GloBI  
Additional detail California Sea Lion GloBI  
Additional detail Common Snook GloBI  
Additional detail Crustaceans GloBI  
Additional detail Gray Mullets GloBI  
Additional detail Hardhead Catfish GloBI  
Additional detail Little Tunny GloBI  
Additional detail Molluscs GloBI  
Additional detail North American Searobins GloBI  
Additional detail Ray-finned Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Scrawled Cowfish GloBI  
Additional detail Shark GloBI  
Additional detail Sheepshead GloBI  
Additional detail Tarpon GloBI  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWithreverse
Interacts with
Additional detail Amazon River Dolphin GloBI  
Additional detail Bottlenose Dolphin GloBI  
Additional detail Bull Shark GloBI  
Additional detail Bull Shark GloBI  
Additional detail California Sea Lion GloBI  
Additional detail King Mackeral GloBI  
Additional detail Tarpon GloBI  
Additional detail Tarpon GloBI  
Water depth min
Additional detail 1 m OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 1,860 m OBIS Environmental Information  
Water nitrate concentration min
Additional detail 0.29 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 29.56 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water temperature max
Additional detail 27.0 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 4.22 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
Water silicate concentration min
Additional detail 0.57 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 28.5 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water phosphate concentration min
Additional detail 0.13 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 1.95 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water dissolved O2 concentration min
Additional detail 2.88 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 5.09 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water O2 saturation max
Additional detail 102.23 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 48.33 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
Water salinity min
Additional detail 34.9 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 36.29 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Carcharhinus leucas</i>
Clutch/brood/litter size
Additional detail 9.8 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Inter-birth interval
Additional detail 2.0 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Total life span max
Additional detail 32 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Onset of fertility
Additional detail 17.24 years male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 17.99 years female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Evolution and Systematics

Data about <i>Carcharhinus leucas</i>
First Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 13.82 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
First Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 11.62 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 0.13 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 0.0117 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  

Conservation

Data about <i>Carcharhinus leucas</i>
Population trend
Additional detail Unknown IUCN  
Extinction status
Additional detail extant IRMNG  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Carcharhinus leucas</i>
Conservation status
Additional detail near threatened
  • Near threatened
    A taxon is Near Threatened when it has been evaluated against the criteria but does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable now, but is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nearThreatened
IUCN  

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