Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, Karcharias = a shark and also sharpened
No. of Species
Scattered localities, coastal to oceanic, subtropical to tropical, Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Eyes exceptionally large, without a nictitating membrane; five gill openings extending onto dorsal surface of head; two low, angular dorsal fins; caudal peduncle with upper and lower precaudal pits and with low lateral keel. Ovoviviparous, embryos feeding on yolk sac and other ova produced by the mother (Ref. 50449). Maximum length 1.1 m.