Family: PSEUDOTRIAKIDAE, False Cat Shark, False Cat Sharks
many small teeth
teeth similar on both jaws
FALSE CAT SHARKS
Head, body and fins soft and flabby; head narrow & rounded; snout elongate, rounded, bell-shaped; a deep groove before elongated, slit-like eyes; front nasal flaps broadly angular; mouth long, angular, arched, extends past eyes; lip furrows very short; teeth small, with acute narrow points & 1 pair of side cusplets, not bladelike, similar in both jaws, rear teeth comblike; many tooth rows (upper 96 - 294, lower 108 – 335); pectoral fins rounded; 1st dorsal fin nearer pectorals than pelvics; no pits on tail origin; tail fin with ventral lobe weak to absent; no undulations on upper edge of tail fin.
A family with three genera and 4 species
PREPARED BY D ROSS ROBERTSON, AFTER FAO