Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 190 - 412 m (Ref. 58018). Deep-water; 18°N - 10°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - 33.5 cm
Max length : 33.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 244); 34.0 cm TL (female)
Western Central Atlantic: Honduras and Nicaragua.
Found on the continental outer shelf and upper slope. Prefers fine white calcareous material as substrate. Feeds on small bony fishes and cephalopods. Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Not utilized at present.
Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
CollaboratorsPicturesStamps, CoinsSoundsCiguateraSpeedSwim. typeGill areaOtolithsBrainsVision
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-2.49000 (nan - nan), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.4 ±0.57 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .