Caribbean Sharpnose Shark

Shark Database | Ground Sharks - Carcharhiniformes | Caribbean Sharpnose Shark

About the Caribbean Sharpnose Shark

The Caribbean Sharpnose Shark is a requiem shark member of the family Carcharhinidae, found in the western Atlantic Ocean.

The maximum reported a size of the Caribbean Sharpnose shark is 110 cm TL. the average adult size appears to be about 80-89 cm TL. Both sexes seem to reach maturity at about 65-70 cm TL. Reproduction occurs annually with females ready to copulate immediately after parturition. Feeds mainly on small teleost fishes and also squid, crabs, and prawns.

This deepwater shark is a freshwater, brackish, reef-associated species. Found at depths of up to 500 m. This species has a wide geographic range from Honduras through Central America, the Caribbean and south to Uruguay, South America.

There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species.

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Scientific Name Rhizoprionodon porosus
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNLeast Concern
Litter Size 1-8
Common Length 113 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range ? - 500 m
DistributionWestern Central Atlantic, Southwest Atlantic