Hemipristis elongata

(Klunzinger, 1871)

Snaggletooth shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Hemigaleidae

Reference of the original description
Klunzinger, C.B. (1871)
Synopsis der Fische des Rothen Meeres II. Theil. Verhandlungen der Königlischen Zoologischen–Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 21, 441–688

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Images of the original description (synonym)
Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Carcharhinus ellioti, Carcharias ellioti, Carcharinus ellioti, Dirrhizodon elongatus, Eulamia ellioti, Hemipristis elongatus, Hemipristis pingali, Heterogaleus ghardaqensis, Paragaleus acutiventralis

Hemipristis elongata
Holotype: SMNS: 1640;
Carcharias ellioti
Holotype: ZSI: 2773 (lost)
Hemipristis pingali
XXXX: No types known;
Paragaleus acutiventralis
Holotype: SFI: 54-694 Paratype: SFI: uncat.

Description :

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Hemipristis elongata (Klunzinger, 1871), Bangladesh, male, 97.6 cm TL, Tail Width (TW) =22.4 cm, Weight (kg)=2.560 © G. M. MASUM BILLAH, Program Coordinator- Marine Mega-Fauna & Fisheries, Wildlife Conservation Society- Bangladesh Program (masumwcsbd@gmail.com)
Common names
spa Comadreja sobrediente, fra \(T\) Milandre chicor, eng Elliot"s grey shark, eng Fossil shark, eng Snaggletooth, eng Snaggletooth shark, por Tubarão doninha

Short Description
A slender weasel shark with a long, broadly rounded snout, large curved, saw-edged teeth in the upper jaw, and hooked lower teeth protruding from mouth; gill slits long; fins strongly curved [536]. Light grey or bronzy with no prominent markings [536].

Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and southeast Africa to Philippines, north to China, south to Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

Viviparous, with 2 to 11 young in a litter [1388] after a gestation period of 7-8 months; possibly reproduces in alternate years [2539]. Size at birth about 45-52 cm TL [20050] [2539]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Occurs on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
240 cm TL (male/unsexed; [536])

demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 130 m [1388]

shark-references Species-ID=2664;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Euterranova pristis (Baylis & Daubney, 1922) [17029]

  • Pontobdella macrothela (Schimarda, 1861) [28595]