Grey sharpnose shark
|Grey sharpnose shark|
V. G. Springer, 1964
The grey sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon oligolinx, is a requiem shark of the family Carcharhinidae. It is found in the tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific Oceans, between latitudes 30° N and 18° S, from the surface to a depth of 36 m. It can reach a length of about 70 cm.
It is fished in the Gazetteer Indo-West Pacific and the waters from the Persian Gulf east to Thailand, Indonesia, China, and Japan. It has also been found in the Gulf of Carpentaria and Palau. In appearance and size, this species is very close to Rhizoprionodon taylori.
It is considered to be harmless to people.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Rhizoprionodon oligolinx" in FishBase. May 2006 version.
- Images of Grey sharpnose shark/Australian sharpnose shark (Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries)
- 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species