Scientific name.......Oxynotus Paradoxus
Very little has been documented on this particular shark. They have
a short, blunt snout, high, sail-like dorsal fins with spines, no
anal fin. First dorsal spine inclined backward, high, thick,
triangular body with large, rough denticles.
Average size of the sailfin roughshark is 29.5 inches. Maximum total
length recorded was 46.4 inches.
This species has lanceolate upper teeth, and lower bladelike teeth
in less than 12 rows.
They are blackish or dark brown without prominent markings.
Probably feeds on small bottom invertebrates and fishes.
Northeast Atlantic: Scotland to Canaries, Azores, Senegal, and
possibly Gulf of Guinea. They inhabit continental slope, from depths
of 869.4 feet to 2,362.2 feet.
No data found.