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Sharpnose Shark Photos - A Small Requiem Shark That Inhabits Continental Shelf Waters Worldwide

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Sharpnose sharks, Genus Rhizoprionodon, are a genus of small, gray, pointy snouted requiem sharks with 7 extant species that occupy continental shelf waters worldwide. Most species are no more than a meter in length and weigh less than 7.5 kg (17 lbs) fully grown. However, the Pacific sharpnose may reach 1.5 m (59 in), and the milk shark may reach 1.75 m (69 in) in length. Sharks in this genus are generally not a threat to humans.

The seven species of sharpnose shark are the milk shark, Rhizoprionodon acutus, the Brazilian sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon lalandii, the Pacific sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon longurio, the grey or gray sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon oligolinx, the Caribbean sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon popsus, the Australian sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon taylori, and the Atlantic sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae.

Sharpnose sharks eat bony fish, shrimp, crabs, molluscs and gastropods. They are viviparous, giving birth to from 1 to 7 live pups. They are fished commercially for human consumption and to make fishmeal, a high protein supplement used in aquaculture. The sharpnose sharks are not listed by the IUCN Red List as endangered or threatened.

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Picture of an Atlantic sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae or porosus, with research tag, Bimini, Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean

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Stock photo of an Atlantic sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae, hooked up under fishing boat, offshore Daytona Beach, Florida, Atlantic

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Picture of an Atlantic sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae or porosus, max 2-3 feet long, harmless, Bimini, Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic

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Picture of an Atlantic sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae, hooked up under fishing boat, offshore Daytona Beach, Florida, Atlantic

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Picture of a Pacific sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon longurio, lateral view, pen and ink illustration.

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Stock photo of an Atlantic sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae or porosus, max 2-3 feet long, harmless, Bimini, Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic

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Picture of a Milk shark, Rhizoprionodon acutus, lateral view, pen and ink illustration

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