Sliteye shark

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Sliteye shark
Loxodon macrorhinus csiro-nfc.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Loxodon
J. P. Müller & Henle, 1838
Species: L. macrorhinus
Binomial name
Loxodon macrorhinus
Loxodon macrorhinus distmap.png
Range of the sliteye shark

The sliteye shark (Loxodon macrorhinus) is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, and the only member of its genus.[1] It is found in the tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific between latitudes 34° N and 30° S, from depths of 7 to 100 m.[1] It can reach a length of about 95 cm.


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Loxodon macrorhinus" in FishBase. May 2006 version.