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Whitenose shark

Whitenose shark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Nasolamia
Compagno & Garrick, 1983
Species: N. velox
Binomial name
Nasolamia velox
(C. H. Gilbert, 1898)
Synonyms

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.

References

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Nasolamia velox in FishBase. May 2006 version.
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