Negaprion

Negaprion
Temporal range: 40–0 Ma[1]
Middle Eocene to Present
Lemon shark (N. brevirostris)
Sicklefin lemon shark (N. acutidens)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Negaprion
Whitley, 1940
Type species
Aprionodon acutidens queenslandicus
Whitley, 1939
Synonyms
  • Hemigaleops Schultz and Welander in Schultz, L.P., E.S. Herald, E.A. Lachner, A.D. Welander, et al., 1953
  • Mystidens Whitley, 1944

Negaprion is a genus of requiem sharks, family Carcharhinidae, containing the two extant species of lemon sharks: the lemon shark (N. brevirostris) of the Americas, and the sicklefin lemon shark (N. acutidens) of the Indo-Pacific. Both species are large, slow-moving, bulky sharks inhabiting shallow coastal waters, and can be identified by their short, blunt snouts, two dorsal fins of nearly equal size, and uniform yellowish brown or gray coloration.

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References

  1. ^ Sepkoski, J. (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Chondrichthyes entry)". Bulletins of American Paleontology 364: 560. http://strata.ummp.lsa.umich.edu/jack/showgenera.php?taxon=575&rank=class. Retrieved January 9, 2008. 

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