The Pacific spadenose shark (Scoliodon macrorhynchos) is a species of shark in the Carcharhinidae family, also known as the requiem sharks. Once upon a time, it was regarded as conspecific to the Spadenose shark (Scoliodon laticaudus).
This small species, averaging about 63.6 - 70.7 cm long, distinguished by it's long, flat snout and slender body. It kind of looks like a spade... hence the common name. Don't you just love when that works out?
Their teeth are blade-like, allowing them to eat... well, who really knows! One can only guess what slippery meals they go after. Their first dorsal fin is small, broadly triangular and overall they are a greenish-bronze or grey on top, with a snowy belly. There is no other information about its life cycle, although we know they are viviparous. They have been seen in shallow, inshore waters, and even near large freshwater outflows. Its distribution is mainly in the Western Central Pacific from West Indonesia, Malaysia, Gulf of Thailand, Singapore, Borneo, Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan.
There is no information about its conservation, and the IUCN has assessed it as Data Deficient (DD).
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