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Ragged-tooth shark

Order Lamniformes
Family Odontaspididae

Marine fish with cartilaginous skeleton. A large shark with a robust body; head with long, bulbously conical snout; eyes moderately large; mouth relatively long, extending behind eyes; 5 gill slits, all before pectoral; teeth moderately large with prominent dagger-like middle point and 2-3 small points on either side; first dorsal fin much nearer pectorals than pelvics; second dorsal fin noticeably smaller than first dorsal, its origin over or slightly behind pelvic insertion, tail fin asymmetrical with moderate subterminal notch and strong ventral lobe. Medium grey on back, light grey below; young with black tips on dorsal fins. Size: reaches 4.50 m.

Characteristics
FAO code
LOO
Specie
Odontaspis ferox
Type
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
International denominations
Germany Schildzahnhai
China 凶猛锥刺鲨
France Requin féroce
Italy Cagnaccio
Portugal Tubarão areia
United Kingdom Ragged-tooth shark
Japan Ôwanizame
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Trawls
Gillnets

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