One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A voracious brown-spotted shark of tropical Atlantic waters.
Odontaspis taurus, family Odontaspididae
- ‘A fourteen-year-old girl who had a chunk taken from her foot and leg while swimming in the Atlantic apparently was attacked by a sand shark, authorities said.’
- ‘We hooked much bigger fish than we landed and I think sharks are a possibility here, probably hammerheads and sand sharks.’
- 1.1 Any of a number of mainly harmless rays, dogfish, and sharks found in shallow coastal waters.
- ‘It's amazing what comes up in those traps besides lobster - sculpin, dogfish (northern sand sharks), hermit crabs, seaweed, and scallop weed (also known as lemon weed).’
- ‘Sandy bottom has sand sharks, bat rays, sting rays, corbina, angel sharks, sole, turbot, tube anemones, and clams.’
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