genus Odontaspis


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Noun1.genus Odontaspis - type and sole genus of Carchariidae: sand sharksgenus Odontaspis - type and sole genus of Carchariidae: sand sharks
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
Carchariidae, family Carchariidae, family Odontaspididae, Odontaspididae - sand sharks; in some classifications coextensive with family Carcharhinidae
Carcharias taurus, Odontaspis taurus, sand shark, sand tiger - shallow-water shark with sharp jagged teeth found on both sides of Atlantic; sometimes dangerous to swimmers
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The presence of the long, bulbous snout, a symphyseal tooth row, two rows of large upper anterior teeth on each side of the symphysis, the unequal size of first and second dorsal fins, and the first dorsal fin being located closer to the pectoral bases than the pelvic bases provided further confirmation that the shark belonged to the genus Odontaspis, as opposed to Carcharias (Compagno, 1984).