Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Carcharhiniformes > Family: Carcharhinidae > Genus: Carcharhinus > Species: Carcharhinus falciformis

Sickle shark - Carcharhinus falciformis (Müller & Henle, 1839)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Data Deficient (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Cazón Spanish Fishbase
Haukkahai Finnish Fishbase
Mangeur d'hommes French Fishbase
Marracho-luzidio Portuguese Fishbase
Requin soyeux French Fishbase
Seidenhai German Fishbase
Sickle shark English Fishbase
Sickle silk shark English Fishbase
Sickle-shaped shark English Fishbase
Silky shark English Fishbase
Tiburón Spanish Fishbase
Tiburón jaquetón Spanish Fishbase
Tiburón lustroso Spanish Fishbase
Tiburón sedoso Spanish Fishbase
Tollo Spanish Fishbase
Tollo mantequero Spanish Fishbase
Tubarão-luzidio Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Carcharias falcipinnis Lowe, 1839
Carcharias menisorrah Müller & Henle, 1839
Squalus tiburo Poey, 1860
Prionodon tiburo Poey, 1860
Gymnorhinus pharaonis Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1899
Carcharhinus floridanus Bigelow, Schroeder & Springer, 1943
Aprionodon sitankaiensis Herre, 1934
Eulamia malpeloensis Fowler, 1944
Carcharhinus atrodorsus Deng, Xiong & Zhan, 1981
Carcharias falciformis Müller & Henle, 1839
Eulamia menisorrah (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Carcharhinus menisorrah (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Other resources

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Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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