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CROCODILE SHARKS
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Pseudocarcharias kamoharai
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Overview
Main identification features
  • eye very large, round
  • 1st dorsal fin between pectoral and pelvic
  • c: asymmetric, base with keel
  • gill slits: 5, very long, all before pectoral
FAMILY PSEUDOCARCHARIIDAE

CROCODILE SHARKS

A cylindrical, slender bodied shark; snout long, conical, bulbous; eyes very large; mouth large, ventral, protrusible; teeth large, two rows at front on each jaw, long and awl-like at front; five large gill slits, all before the pectoral; first dorsal low, triangular; second dorsal smaller, between pelvics and anal; pectoral small, short, broad; tail asymmetric, upper lobe long, lower lobe short; tail base with a keel on each side

The family contains a single species found worldwide in tropical and subtropical areas.


References
  • Compagno, L.J.V., 1999., Checklist of living elasmobranchs. In Hamlett W.C. (ed.) Sharks, skates, and rays: the biology of elasmobranch fishes., The John Hopkins University Press:471-498.
  • Compagno, L.J.V., 1984., Sharks of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of sharks species known to date. Part 1. Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes. FAO Species Catalogue., FAO Fish. Synop. No 125, 4(1):1-249.
  • Fischer , W. , Krup , F. , Schneider , W. , Sommer , C. , Carpenter , K. E. and Niem, V. H., 1995., Guia FAO para la Identificacion de Especies de para los fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen II. Vertebrados - Parte 1., FAO2:647-1200.
  • Jimenez-Prado, P., Béarez, P., 2004., Peces marinos del Ecuador continental / Marine fishes of continental Ecuador., SIMBIOE/NAZCA/IFEA tomo 1 y 2.
  • Matsubara,., 1936., A new carcharoid shark found in Japan., Dobutsugaku Zasshi [Zool. Mag. Tokyo], 48:380-382.
  • Nelson, J.S., 1984., Fishes of the World (Third edition)., John Wiley and Sons:523pp.

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