Nasolamia velox (Gilbert, 1898)
Whitenose shark
Nasolamia velox
photo by FAO

Family:  Carcharhinidae (Requiem sharks)
Max. size:  150 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 15 - 192 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Baja California, Mexico and the Gulf of California to Peru.
Biology:  Found inshore and offshore on the continental shelves. Feeds on small bony fish, including anchovies, and crabs. Viviparous, with 5 young in a litter. Size at birth about 53 cm. Not known to have attacked people. Utilized fresh and frozen for human consumption and processed for fishmeal.
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 07 February 2019 (A2cd) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 06.08.14
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 06.06.95

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