WHAT TO LOOK FOR
These sharks have very distinctive small, slender-bodies with small fins, huge eyes, and long gill slits.
Grey or grey-brown on their backs, and lighter on their undersides. Their fins are also light-edged.
Males mature at about 2.4 ft [74 cm] in length, and females mature a length of 2.9 to 3.6 ft [90 to-110 cm]. Their maximum length is 3.6 ft [110 cm].
Prominent long, slender teeth on a highly protrusible jaw.
Usually well offshore, from the surface to at least 1935.7 ft [590 m] deep.
World-wide in oceanic tropical waters.
Reproduction – Ovoviviparous and there are usually 4 pups to a litter. The litter may feed on unfertilized eggs and possibly cannibalize other young before birth.
Probably strong and active swimmers. They may migrate vertically to the surface at night, and deeper into the water by day.
Population depletion is likely caused as a result of bycatch in pelagic longline fisheries.