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Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (Atlantic sharp-nosed shark; Atlantic sharpnose shark; White shark; Sharp-nosed shark; Newfoundland shark)

Synonyms: Rhizoprionodon terraenova; Scoliodon terraenovae; Squalus terraenovae
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Atlantic sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae, is a requiem shark in the family Carcharhinidae, found in the subtropical waters of the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, between latitudes 43°N and 18°N.
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Adult Weight [1]  8.792 lbs (3.988 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  2 years 7 months
Male Maturity [1]  2 years 2 months
Litter Size [1]  4
Maximum Longevity [1]  10 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Dzilam de Bravo Wetland Reserve 149170 Yucatan, Mexico    
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Carcharhinus leucas (Zambezi shark)[4]
Ginglymostoma cirratum (Sand shark)[4]


Parasitized by 
Dasyrhynchus giganteus[5]
Loimos scitulus[5]
Loimos scoliodoni[5]
Otobothrium cysticum[5]
Selachohemecus olsoni[5]


Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Canada; Caribbean Sea; Cuba; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Jamaica; Mexico; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Scotian Shelf; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; USA (contiguous states); Uruguay; Western Atlantic: New Brunswick, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Southwest Atlantic: coasts of Brazil.;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000)
3Captures and Diet of Three Sharks Species in the Veracruz Reef System, José Otilio Avendaño-Alvarez, Horacio Pérez-España, David Salas-Monreal, Emiliano García-Rodríguez, Open Journal of Marine Science, 2013, 3, 66-73
4Jorrit 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.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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