Brazilian sharpnose shark

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Brazilian sharpnose shark
Rhizoprionodon lalandii.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Rhizoprionodon
Species: R. lalandii
Binomial name
Rhizoprionodon lalandii
(J. P. Müller & Henle, 1839)

The Brazilian sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon lalandii, is a requiem shark of the family Carcharhinidae. It is found in the tropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean between latitudes 13° N and 33° S, at depths between 3 to 70 m. It can reach a length of 77 cm.