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Taxonomy Name Hemipristis elongata
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Carcharhiniformes
Genus Hemipristis
Family Hemigaleidae
DOF Valid Name Jerung gigi cerakah
Common Name Fossil shark
Fish Base Name Snaggletooth shark
Local Name Yu putih
Original author (Klunzinger,1871)
Body Color Light grey or bronzy with no prominent markings
Spesific Description A slender weasel shark with a long, broadly rounded snout, large curved, saw-edged teeth in the upper jaw, and hooked lower teeth protruding from mouth; gill slits long, fins stronger curved. Viviparous, with 2 to 11 young in a litter after a gestation period of 7-8 months, possibly reproduse in alternate years. Size born 45-52 cm. Dept range 1-130 m

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