Whitetip Weasel Shark

About the Whitetip Weasel Shark

There is only one Whitetip Weasel Shark that was collected from the Western Indian Ocean at Kosi Bay in South Africa, therefore, there is little known about this species.

Biology and Behaviour:

Whitetip weasels swim in tropical, shallow waters at 20 m deep. They are dark grey and slender with a long snout, large oval eyes and a moderately long mouth. They have small serrated upper teeth and erect-cusp lower teeth.  Its underside is white and most of its fin tips except for its dorsal fin is black-tipped.

The maximum length of a whitetip weasel shark is 96 cm.

Reproduction and Lifespan:

Female whitetip weasel sharks are viviparous.

Conservation and Tourism:

The IUCN lists whitetip weasel sharks as data deficient because further information is required.

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Scientific NameParagaleus leucolomatus
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusParagaleus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionViviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size1-2
SpeciesParagaleus leucolomatus
Common Length96 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range1 - 20 m
DistributionWestern Indian Ocean
EnvironmentDemersal, Marine
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