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Caribbean Sharpnose Shark

Rhizoprionodon porosus (Poey 1861)

Rhizoprionodon porosus (Caribbean Sharpnose Shark) is a species of modern sharks in the family requiem sharks. They are listed as vulnerable by IUCN. They are associated with freshwater habitat. Individuals can grow to 113 cm. They rely on carcharhiniform to move around.

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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/carcharhiniform
  • Definition: Body/caudal fin propulsion, retaining eel-like body movements and exploiting interactions between the sidewash from an anterior median fin with the next posterior fin, increasing its effective angle of attack
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EOL has data for 30 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Caribbean Sharpnose Shark. View this species on GBIF