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Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark; Sharpnose shark; Caribbean sharpnose shark; Atlantic sharpnose shark)

Synonyms: Rhizopriodon porosus; Squalus porosus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Caribbean sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon porosus, is a requiem shark, and part of the family Carcharhinidae. It is found in the tropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean, between latitudes 28° N and 40° S, from the surface to a depth of 500 m. It can reach a length of about 1.1 m.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve   Honduras      

Prey / Diet

Predators

Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Western Central; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; Uruguay; Vanuatu; Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Caribbean, including the Bahamas, south to Uruguay. The separation of this species from <i>Rhizoprionodon terraenovae</i> whether as a distinct species or a representative of a southern subspecies is still uncertain and pending until d; Western Atlantic: Caribbean, including the Bahamas, south to Uruguay. The separation of this species from <i>Rhizoprionodon terraenovae</i> whether as a distinct species or a representative of a southern subspecies is still uncertain and pending until detailed studies are commenced.;

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1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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