|Scientific Name:||Carcharhinus leiodon|
|Species Authority:||Garrick, 1985|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii); C2a(ii) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Musick, J.A. & Fowler, S.L. (Shark Red List Authority)|
This assessment is based on the information published in the 2005 shark status survey (Fowler et al. 2005).
Only known from a single record, so presumably the Smoothtooth Blacktip Shark (Carcharhinus leiodon) has a very restricted distribution and small population.
|Range Description:||The Smoothtooth Blacktip Shark occurs in the northern Indian Ocean, where it has only been recorded from Qishn, southern Saudi Arabia, in the Gulf of Aden.|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – western
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|Population:||This shark is known only from the holotype. It is presumed that the population size is small.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The holotype was a 75 cm long immature male, probably collected from inshore waters. The species has not been recorded elsewhere since being described and details of biology and life history are completely unknown.|
|Major Threat(s):||Presumably the species is taken as bycatch in local fisheries.|
|Conservation Actions:||None in place.|
Fowler, S.L., Cavanagh, R.D., Camhi, M., Burgess, G.H., Cailliet, G.M., Fordham, S.V., Simpfendorfer, C.A. and Musick, J.A. (comps and eds). 2005. Sharks, Rays and Chimaeras: The Status of the Chondrichthyan Fishes. Status Survey. pp. x + 461. IUCN/SSC Shark Specialist Group, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
IUCN. 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2009.2). Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 3 November 2009).
IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group. Specialist Group website. Available at: http://www.iucnssg.org/.
|Citation:||Compagno, L.J.V. 2009. Carcharhinus leiodon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 March 2015.|
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