Elongated body with pointed snout (the segment before nostrils 4.4 - 5.1 % of total length). Teeth in 25/24 rows, characterized by a large base and one cusp, with medial side oblique, lateral side almost vertical, over a serrated basal extension. First dorsal fin origin over the posterior margin of pectoral fins; second dorsal fin smaller than anal fin, its origin behind the origin of anal fin.
grey or grey-brown, pale or whitish on ventral surfaces; pectoral fins with a light margin.
most adults less than 1 m (max. 178 cm in males; 165 cm in females).
This shark is distinguished from all other Mediterranean species of the genus Cacharhinus by the position of the origin of its second dorsal fin, which begins behind the origin of the anal fin.
BIOLOGY / ECOLOGY
Viviparous, number of young generally 2 to 5 per litter, after a gestation period of about one year. Maturation at age 2. Feeds on a variety of fish and invertebrates. Harmless to man, given its small size.
abundant in inshore and offshore waters from the beach to a depth of ca. 200 m.