|Lemon shark (N. brevirostris)|
|Sicklefin lemon shark (N. acutidens)|
Both species are large and stocky, have a wide, blunt snout, and have two large dorsal fins of similar size. They are both yellowish-brown on their dorsal surface, and have a white belly. They also both have a similar diet consisting of bony fish, crustaceans, stingrays, and smaller sharks. Also, both species are viviparous.
Lemon shark[change | change source]
The Lemon shark is the smaller of the two species, reaching a maximum length of 3.4 metres, but usually ranges between the lengths of 2.4 to 3 metres long. Pups are around 24 to 26 inches long when born.
Sicklefin lemon shark[change | change source]
The Sicklefin lemon shark is the larger of the two species, reaching a maximum length of 3.8 metres. Pups are around 18 to 32 inches long when born.
Species[change | change source]
- Sicklefin lemon shark, Negaprion acutidens
- Lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris
- †Negaprion eurybathrodon
References[change | change source]
- 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.
- "FLMNH Ichthyology Department". flmnh.ufl.edu. Retrieved 7 July 2013.