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Pygmy Shark
SHPYH 0019-M
Information
Range N/A
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Squaliformes
Family Dalatiidae
Genus Euprotomicrus
Species E. bispinatus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Pygmy shark, (Euprotomicrus bispinatus), the second-smallest of all the shark species after the dwarf lanternshark, is a sleeper shark of the Dalatiidae family, he only member of the genus Euprotomicrus. Their length is up to about 25 cm (10 in) for females and about 22 cm (8.7 in) for males.

Pygmy sharks are ovoviviparous and produce about 8 young in each litter.

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