WoRMS taxon details

Odontaspididae Müller & Henle, 1839

105704  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105704)

accepted
Family
Carchariidae (synonym)
marine
Not documented
Distribution Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Long, inferior mouths extending behind eyes. Gill openings 5, the fifth...  
Distribution Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Long, inferior mouths extending behind eyes. Gill openings 5, the fifth well before pectoral fin. Jaws not very protractile in Odontaspis and Pseudocarcharias; jaws very protractile and the rostrum projected in Scapanorhynchus (=Mitsukurina). All the known species are of large size up to 3.6 m or more. They occur in coastal and slope waters in tropical and temperate latitudes. They feed on a wide variety of bony fishes, other sharks, rays, squids and bottom crustaceans. Development is ovoviviparous, without a yolk-sac placenta but with uterine cannibalism. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Odontaspididae Müller & Henle, 1839. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105704 on 2018-07-21
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa. 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   

basis of record  (ofCarchariidae) Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofCarchariidae) Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Distribution Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Long, inferior mouths extending behind eyes. Gill openings 5, the fifth well before pectoral fin. Jaws not very protractile in Odontaspis and Pseudocarcharias; jaws very protractile and the rostrum projected in Scapanorhynchus (=Mitsukurina). All the known species are of large size up to 3.6 m or more. They occur in coastal and slope waters in tropical and temperate latitudes. They feed on a wide variety of bony fishes, other sharks, rays, squids and bottom crustaceans. Development is ovoviviparous, without a yolk-sac placenta but with uterine cannibalism. [details]

Habitat Sand tiger sharks are tropical to warm-temperate, inshore to offshore, littoral and deepwater sharks. They occur in continental and insular waters from the outer shelves and down the slopes to possibly 1 600 m, on seamounts, and with one species (Odontaspis noronhai) also oceanic in the epipelagic and possibly the mesopelagic zone. [details]
 



LanguageName 
English true sharkssand tigerssand tiger sharkssand sharksragged-tooth sharkspatingsgrey (or gray) nurse sharksgray sharks  [details]
French requins de sable  [details]
Japanese オオワニザメmizuwani kachuich’ih sha k’o  [details]
Portuguese tubaroes de areia  [details]
Russian Peschanye akulyDlinnozubye akuly  [details]
Spanish torossolrayos  [details]