sand shark

sand shark
noun
shallow-water shark with sharp jagged teeth found on both sides of Atlantic; sometimes dangerous to swimmers
Hypernyms: ↑shark
Member Holonyms: ↑Carcharias, ↑genus Carcharias, ↑Odontaspis, ↑genus Odontaspis

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noun
: any of numerous elasmobranch fishes native to sandy bottoms and usually to shallow seas: as
a. : a shark of the genus Carcharias — see nurse shark 3
b. : a fish of the family Rhinobatidae; especially : guitarfish

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sand shark,
a variety of shark common along the Atlantic coast, which attains a length of almost eleven feet but is not known to attack humans.

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n. a voracious, brown-spotted shark of tropical Atlantic waters. Odontaspis taurus, family Odontaspididae
any of a number of mainly harmless rays, dogfish, and sharks found in shallow coastal waters

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