Elusive smalltooth sand tiger shark captured on film

Discovery News has recently posted some rare photos of a smalltooth sand tiger shark (Odontaspis ferox). The photos were taken by Francis Perez off the Canary Islands. The smalltooth sand tiger, which was first identified in 1999, is known to inhabit depths of up to 3200′ according to the Discovery News article, though it can sometimes be found in the shallows, which was the case with Perez’s photos. Head over to Discovery News to see the recent photos.

Last August the crew of the Idabel submarine captured a smalltooth sand tiger on film (seen in the clip above) at 900′ down off of Roatan, Honduras.

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