Australian sharpnose shark

The milk shark, Rhizoprionodon acutus, is a species of requiem shark, family Carcharhinidae, whose common name comes from an Indian belief that consumption of its meat promotes lactation.

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The Australian sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon taylori, is a requiem shark of the family Carcharhinidae, found in the tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean off Papua New Guinea and northern Australia between latitudes 8° N and 28° S, from the surface to 110 m. More

The grey sharpnose and Australian sharpnose sharks have relatively large eyes, an interdorsal ridge is occaisionally present and the origin of the small second dorsal fin is behind the origin of the anal fin A map showing the distribution of the grey sharpnose and Australian sharpnose sharks. More

Life table for the Australian sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon taylori, from northern Australia based on data from Simpfendorfer (1999a). More

have a life history very similar to the Australian sharpnose shark (Rhizoprionodon taylori) which grows to a similar size and has a similar appearance. It is a small shark born at 21 to 26 cm, mature at 35 to 40 cm, and grows to around 70 cm (Last and Stevens 1994). More

Australian Sharpnose Shark (Rhizoprionodon taylori) Bignose Shark (Carcharhinus altimus) Bizant River Shark (Glyphis sp. More

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Order : Carcharhiniformes
Family : Carcharhinidae
Genus : Rhizoprionodon
Species : Rhizoprionodon acutus
Authority : Ogilby, 1915