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Paragaleus pectoralis X-ray.jpg
X-ray image of Atlantic weasel shark (Paragaleus pectoralis)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Hemigaleidae
Genus: Paragaleus
Budker, 1935

This genus has a rounded or slightly pointed snout, short gill slits, and a broadly arched mouth.[1] The upper teeth have long cusps, and no toothless spaces occur at the jaw midlines. The dorsal and pelvic fins and the lower caudal lobe are not falchate in shape. Known fossil species include P. pulchellus and P. antunesi.


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). Species of Paragaleus in FishBase. August 2019 version.