Family: Hemigaleidae – Weasel sharks
Common Name– Ground Sharks
Common Name– Weasel Sharks
Status: IUCN Red List DATA DEFICIENT
Average Size and Length: The only Whitetip Weasel shark caught was 3.1 feet.
Teeth and Jaw: The Whitetip Weasel shark has a long mouth with small serrated upper teeth, and erect-cusped lower teeth.
Head: It has a long snout and large, oval eyes. The underside of the snout has broad, dusky patches.
Demographic, Distribution, Habitat, Environment and Range: The Whitetip Weasel shark can be found in Eastern South Africa. It prefers coastal and tropical shallow water down to 66 feet.
Aesthetic Identification: The Whitetip Weasel shark is slender and dark-grey and counter-shaded white below (except the snout). It has prominent white tips and margins on most fins. The large, second dorsal fin has a black tip. The pelvic and dorsal fins and the ventral caudal lobe are not falcate.
Biology and Reproduction: The Whitetip Weasel shark is viviparous bearing 2 pups per litter
Behavioral Traits, Sensing and Intelligence: Unknown
Whitetip Weasel Shark Recorded Attacks on Humans: Mot a threat to humans.