Indonesian whaler shark???
- First dorsal fin moderately tall, triangular (not falcate)
- Second dorsal fin with conspicuous black tip, but all other fins plain
- Interdorsal ridge usually present
- Snout moderately long, broadly parabolic (when viewed from underneath)
- Upper teeth with strongly oblique cusp, flanked on one side by strong, serrated cusplets
- Lower teeth narrow, upright, no cusplets
Dors tips mostly dusky in juveniles, plain in adults. Ventral surfaces paler.
Maximum size at least 100 cm TL; birth size 28–38 cm TL.
Found throughout the tropical Indo-West Pacific.
Mostly demersal inshore down to about 170 m depth.
Feds primarily on fish, but also on crustaceans and cephalopods. Both sexes are mature by 75 cm TL. Reproductive mode is viviparous with yolk sac placenta; gestation period is unknown before giving birth to a litter of 1–4 (usually 2) pups. there is no distinct seasonal reproductive cycle apparent, instead continuously breeding with most mature females pregnant or spent at any one time.
Commonly caught by bottom trawl and inshore demersal gillnet fisheries. Utilised for its fins and meat but of limited value due to its size.