Atlantic weasel shark

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Atlantic weasel shark
Paragaleus pectoralis X-ray.jpg
X-ray image of Paragaleus pectoralis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Hemigaleidae
Genus: Paragaleus
Species: P. pectoralis
Binomial name
Paragaleus pectoralis
(Garman, 1906)
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  • Hemigaleus pectoralis (Garman, 1906)
  • Paragaleus gruveli (Budker, 1935)

The Atlantic weasel shark (Paragaleus pectoralis) is a weasel shark of the family Hemigaleidae, found in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, from the surface to a depth of 100 m. It can reach a length of 1.4 m.[2]


  1. ^ Bates, H. (2009). Paragaleus pectoralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T161707A5485308.en
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Paragaleus pectoralis" in FishBase. may 2006 version.