AnAge entry for Carcharhinus falciformis

Classification (HAGRID: 01406)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Chondrichthyes (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carcharhiniformes
                Family: Carcharhinidae
                    Genus: Carcharhinus
Species
Carcharhinus falciformis
Common name
Silky shark
Synonyms
Aprionodon sitankaiensis, Carcharhinus atrodorsus, Carcharhinus floridanus, Carcharias falciformis, Eulamia malpeloensis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
23 years (wild)
Source
ref. 822
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Unverified estimates suggest these animals may live up to 25 years [0454].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,920 days
Male sexual maturity
2,646 days
Litter size
6.5 (viviparous)
Interbirth interval
730 days
Adult weight
190,300 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 160310
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 202609
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