Whitenose shark

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Whitenose shark
FMIB 50628 Carcharias velox Gilbert Type specimen; Panama.jpeg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Nasolamia
Compagno & Garrick, 1983
N. velox
Binomial name
Nasolamia velox
Nasolamia velox distmap.png

Carcharhinus velox Gilbert, 1898

The whitenose shark (Nasolamia velox) is a species of shark of the family Carcharhinidae. The only member of the genus Nasolamia, it is found in the tropical waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean between latitudes 31° N and 18° S, between depths of 15 to 200 m. It can grow up to a length of 1.5 m. The whitenose shark is viviparous, with 5 young in a litter, and a birth size around 53 cm.[2]


  1. ^ Ruiz, C., Arauz, R., Pérez-Jiménez, J.C., Castillo-Geniz, J.L.& Soriano-Velásquez, S. (2009). Nasolamia velox. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T161355A5405297.en
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Nasolamia velox" in FishBase. May 2006 version.