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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Hemigaleidae Weasel sharks

Genus: Paragaleus

(See list of species below)



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4 species
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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)

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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)

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Paragaleus tengi
[Straight-tooth weasel shark]



4 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Paragaleus leucolomatus Whitetip weasel shark Western Indian Ocean 96 TL 1985
Paragaleus pectoralis Atlantic weasel shark Eastern Atlantic 140 TL 1906
Paragaleus randalli Slender weasel shark Western Indian Ocean 48.3 OT 1996
Paragaleus tengi Straight-tooth weasel shark Western Pacific 88 TL 1963



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