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Sailfin RoughShark

Threat Level:  low

 

 

 

  • SAILFIN ROUGHSHARK

Scientific name.......Oxynotus Paradoxus

Family name...........Oxynotidae

 

  • GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Very little has been documented on this particular shark. They have a short, blunt snout, high, sail-like dorsal fins with spines, no anal fin. First dorsal spine inclined backward, high, thick, triangular body with large, rough denticles. 

 

  • SIZE

Average size of the sailfin roughshark is 29.5 inches. Maximum total length recorded was 46.4 inches.

 

  • TEETH

This species has lanceolate upper teeth, and lower bladelike teeth in less than 12 rows.

 

  • COLOR

They are blackish or dark brown without prominent markings.

 

  • FEEDING HABITS

Probably feeds on small bottom invertebrates and fishes.

 

  • BEHAVIOUR

Unknown.

 

  • HABITAT

Northeast Atlantic: Scotland to Canaries, Azores, Senegal, and possibly Gulf of Guinea. They inhabit continental slope, from depths of 869.4 feet to 2,362.2 feet.

 

  • REPRODUCTION

Ovoviviparious.

 

  • SHARK ATTACKS

No data found.

 

  • POPULATION REPORT

Not evaluated.

 

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