Hemipristis elongata

Species: Hemipristis elongata

English Name: Snaggletooth Shark

Chinese Name: 長體恐根齒鯊, 尖鰭副沙條鯊

Family: Hemigaleidae


A slender light grey or bronzy with no prominent markings weasel shark with a long, broad rounded snout, large curved, saw-edged teeth in the upper jaw, and hooked lower teeth protruding from mouth. Can grow up to a length of 240 cm. Inhabits on the continental and insular shelves. Preys on sharks, rays, cephalopods and bony fishes. Used for human consumption.

© 1985 Bianchi, G.

© 1985 Bianchi, G.

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– Compagno, L.J.V., 1984.FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 – Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO.