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Rhizoprionodon lalandii (Sharpnose shark; Shark; Puppy shark; Brazilian sharpnose shark)

Synonyms: Carcharias lalandii; Rhizoprionodon lalandei; Rhizoprionodon lalandi; Scoliodon intermedius; Scoliodon lalandei
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Brazilian sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon lalandii, is a requiem shark of the family Carcharhinidae. It is found in the tropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean between latitudes 13° N and 33° S, at depths between 3 and 70 m; it has been recorded in the following countries Aruba, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. It can reach a length of 77 cm. It is considered Vulnerable in Brazil due to intensive fishing although it may actually classify at a higher level. The flesh is eaten for food but the fins are not used as they are too small. Other threats include water pollution from plastic litter and three specimens have been found with plastic collars on their head or gills. The shark feeds on teleostei and squid. Research sho
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Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Colombia; Curaçao Island; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Guyana; North Brazil Shelf; Panama; South Brazil Shelf; Suriname; Thailand; Trinidad and Tobago; Uruguay; Venezuela; Western Atlantic: Panama to southern Brazil and Uruguay (Ref. 58839).;

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1Feeding of the Brazilian sharpnose shark Rhizoprionodon lalandii (Müller & Henle, 1839) from southern Brazil, By H. Bornatowski, M. R. Heithaus, V. Abilhoa and M. F. M. Corrêa, J. Appl. Ichthyol. (2012), 1–5
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