Rhizoprionodon oligolinx

Species: Rhizoprionodon oligolinx

English Name: Grey Sharpnose Shark

Chinese Name: 寡线斜锯牙鲨

Family: Carcharhinidae


The Grey Sharpnose Shark has long labial furrows, short pectoral fins and position of anal fin origin is well in front of second dorsal fin origin. Can grow up to a length of 70cm for male and female. Lives inshore and offshore on continental and insular shelves. Feeds on fishes, cephalopods, and crustaceans. Commercialized for human uses.

© 2013 Osmany, Hamid Badar

© 2013 Osmany, Hamid Badar

© 1995 FAO

© 1995 FAO

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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.