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Family: Hemigaleidae Weasel sharks



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8 species (see list below)

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Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Chaenogaleus macrostoma (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Chaenogaleus macrostoma
[Hooktooth shark]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean to W
Max. Length 110 cm TL

 
Hemigaleus australiensis
[Australian weasel shark]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 114 cm TL
Hemigaleus microstoma Bleeker, 1852

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hemigaleus microstoma
[Sicklefin weasel shark]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 240 cm TL
Hemipristis elongata (Klunzinger, 1871)

Photo by FAO
 
Hemipristis elongata
[Snaggletooth shark]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 96 cm TL

 
Paragaleus leucolomatus
[Whitetip weasel shark]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Paragaleus pectoralis (Garman, 1906)

Photo by FAO
 
Paragaleus pectoralis
[Atlantic weasel shark]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 48.3 cm ot
Paragaleus randalli Compagno, Krupp & Carpenter, 1996

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Paragaleus randalli
[Slender weasel shark]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 88 cm TL
Paragaleus tengi (Chen, 1963)

Photo by FAO
 
Paragaleus tengi
[Straight-tooth weasel shark]
8 Species of Family Hemigaleidae
(Weasel sharks)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1852 Chaenogaleus macrostoma Hooktooth shark Indo-West Pacific 100 TL
2005 Hemigaleus australiensis Australian weasel shark Eastern Indian Ocean to W 110 TL
1852 Hemigaleus microstoma Sicklefin weasel shark Indo-West Pacific 114 TL
1871 Hemipristis elongata Snaggletooth shark Indo-West Pacific 240 TL
1985 Paragaleus leucolomatus Whitetip weasel shark Western Indian Ocean 96 TL
1906 Paragaleus pectoralis Atlantic weasel shark Eastern Atlantic 140 TL
1996 Paragaleus randalli Slender weasel shark Western Indian Ocean 48.3 ot
1963 Paragaleus tengi Straight-tooth weasel shark Western Pacific 88 TL



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