Description after BASS et al. 1975: [#134]:
The teeth of a female of about 192cm are shown in pl. 5. In seven of eight specimens the tooth count (counting only the large multicuspid teeth) was 7-1-79/6-1-6 while the eight shark had a tooth count of 7-1-8/6-1-6. In the lower jaws the central tooth always lacked a median cusp, although in a few cases this tooth was symmetrical and could be considered as having an oblique central cusps The number of small flat teeth of the lower jaws and from 6 to 14 each side of the uppers..
Material: male, 227 cm TL, of Ventura, California, 9.6.1988, collection: Jaws International, Gordon Hubbell, Florida
Images: © Ross Robertson, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, images shows the correct position of the teeth
Material: ?sex, ? cm TL, American Museum of Natural History, coll. nr. 43455/SD, California, San Francisco Bay, off San Francisco, coll. Steinhart Aquarium, ?.3.1918
Material: sex?, ? TL,, collection: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, nr. 39276-3 (F-460)
Material: adult female, 228 cm TL, 59 kg, San Francisco Bay, Westend of angel Island, in 3 m of water, California, coll. by Bruce Welton, 5.2.1977 collection: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, nr. F-489
Material: male, 240 cm TL, San Francisco Bay, © Jacques Herman, Beigem (Grimbergen), Belgique