- Brazilian sharpnose shark
name = Brazilian sharpnose shark
status = DD | status_system = IUCN3.1
phylum = Chordata
genus = "
species = "R. lalandii"
binomial = "Rhizoprionodon lalandii"
binomial_authority = (Müller & Henle, 1839)
The Brazilian sharpnose shark, "Rhizoprionodon lalandii", is a
requiem sharkof the family Carcharhinidae, found in the tropicalwaters of the western Atlantic Oceanbetween latitudes 13° N and 33° S, at depths of between 3 and 70 m. Its length is up to about 77 cm.
The Brazilian sharpnose shark inhabits shallow coastal waters, on sandy and muddy bottoms, and is not normally found in lagoons and estuaries. It feeds on small bony fishes, including
sardines and anchovies, also shrimpand squid. It is viviparous, having 1 to 4 young in a litter with size at birth 33 to 34 cm. Its flesh is highly appreciated and is marketed dried salted.
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