Genus Isurus


Summary:
A genus with two species of mackeral sharks found worldwide, both in Australia. Single lateral keel on caudal peduncle; teeth long, smooth-edged and lanceolate, without cusplets, protruding noticeably from mouth; first dorsal-fin origin over or behind free rear tips of pectoral fins; origin of second dorsal-fin well in front of anal-fin origin.
Author: William T. White

Cite this page as:
William T. White, Isurus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 31 Mar 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/genus/729

References


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