Odontaspis noronhai

(MAUL, 1955)

Bigeye sand tiger
Classification: Elasmobranchii Lamniformes Odontaspididae

Reference of the original description
MAUL, G.E. (1955)
Five species of rare sharks new for Madeira including two new to science. Notulae Naturae, 279: 1-13.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Carcharias noronhai

Odontaspis noronhai
Holotype: MMF: 2691;

Description :

Citation: Odontaspis noronhai (MAUL, 1955): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 10/2016

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Common names
spa Solrayo ojigrande, fra \(T\) Requin noronhai, eng Bigeye sand shark, eng Bigeye sand tiger, eng Bigeye sand tiger shark, por Mangona

Short Description
Snout conical and bulbous, tip rounded. Eyes large and ovoid, nictitating membrane absent. Body color uniform chocolate brown, all fins except pectorals with thin dark edging along posterior margin.

Eastern Atlantic: Madeira and southern Brazil. Eastern Central Pacific: off Hawaii. May eventually be recorded from the Western Central Pacific [544]. Questionably occurring in Seychelles.

Human uses
fisheries: of potential interest

Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding on other ova produced by the mother (oophagy) after the yolk sac is absorbed [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
360 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518]); 326 cm TL (female)

pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 60 - 1000 m [20048]