What To Look For:
This grey-brown gulper shark has two dorsal
fins, each with a small spine on the leading
edge. The large eyes and receptors on the
slender snout help it to detect prey on or
near the sea floor at depths of between 50
and 1500 m. this species is common enough to
be a comercial catch in the eastern
Up to 1 m.
Mainly tropical eastern Atlantic, but records
exist from other parts of the tropics.
Bony fish and squid.
Live-bearer, giving birth to 1 pup at a time.
Danger To Humans:
Not dangerous, but should be handled with
care as spines are sharp. Occasionally caught
by bottom trawlers.