Negaprion

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Negaprion
Temporal range: Late Eocene-Present
[1]
Lemonshark (2).jpg
Lemon shark (N. brevirostris)
Negaprion acutidens sydney2.jpg
Sicklefin lemon shark (N. acutidens)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Negaprion
Whitley, 1940
Type species
Carcharias fronto
Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
Synonyms
  • Hemigaleops Schultz and Welander in Schultz, L.P., E.S. Herald, E.A. Lachner, A.D. Welander, et al., 1953
  • Mystidens Whitley, 1944

Negaprion is a genus of requiem sharks in the family Carcharhinidae.[2] It contains the two extant species of lemon sharks: the lemon shark (N. brevirostris) of the Americas, and the sicklefin lemon shark (N. acutidens) of the Indo-Pacific. Both species are large, slow-moving, bulky sharks inhabiting shallow coastal waters, and can be identified by their short, blunt snouts, two dorsal fins of nearly equal size, and uniform yellowish brown or gray coloration.

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  1. ^ "Negaprion Whitley 1940 (lemon shark)". Fossilworks.org.
  2. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly (2018). "Negaprion Whitley, 1940". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 5 August 2018.