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| Common names: shark (English), tiburón (Espanol) |
Pseudocarcharias kamoharai (Matsubara, 1936)
Cylindrical and slender; head short; snout long, conical, bulbous; eyes very large; mouth large, protrusible; teeth large, two rows at front on each jaw, long and awl-like at front, oblique at sides; 5 long gill slits, none over pectoral; fins small; first dorsal low, triangular, between pectoral and pelvic; second dorsal smaller, between pelvics and anal; pectoral small, short, broadly rounded; tail asymmetric, upper lobe long, lower lobe short; tail base with low keel.
Light to dark grey above, paler below; fins with white or translucent borders; sometimes white spots and a white patch behind mouth.
Size: 110 cm.
Habitat: oceanic, typically far offshore.
Depth: 0-590 m.
Probably circumtropical; in our area from El Salvador to Ecuador, and Cocos.