Pacific sharpnose shark

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Pacific sharpnose shark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Rhizoprionodon
Species: R. longurio
Binomial name
Rhizoprionodon longurio
(D. S. Jordan & C. H. Gilbert, 1882)
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The Pacific sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon longurio, is a requiem shark of the family Carcharhinidae. It is found in the subtropical waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean between latitudes 33° N and 16° S, from the surface to a depth of 27 m. It can grow up to a length of about 1.5 m (5.0 ft).