Scientific name........Carcharhinus Amboinensis
Common names.........Pigeye shark or Java shark
Pigeyed sharks are a large, stout-bodied shark with a massive thick
head, very short, broad, blunt snout, and small eyes. Large angular
pectorals, high erect triangular first dorsal ( over three times
second dorsal height ), dorsals with short rear tips, no interdorsal
There maximum length is approximately 9.2 feet, with an average size
of about 6.5 to 8 feet. Size of pups at birth is about 2.4 feet
They have large triangular saw-edged upper teeth.
Pigeye sharks have a greyish body with white underbelly, fin tips
dusky, but not strikingly marked.
These sharks feed on bottom fishes, crustaceans and molluscs.
Found in Indo-West Pacific: South Africa to Australia. East
Atlantic: Nigeria. They occur in continental and insular shelves,
inshore near surf line and along beaches, in depths from surface to
No data found
Apparently vivaparous ( gives birth to live young ), with yolksac
placenta. Reproduction in this species has not been well studied.
Potentially harmful, but no records of attacks.
No common? Shark fisheries intensifying in its range.