Compressed-cylindrical body, slightly depressed snout. Long mouth and small eyes without nictitating membrane. Mouth ends behind the eyes. Both dorsal fins and anal fin are of similar size. Origin of first dorsal fin closer to pelvic fins than to pectorals. Upper precaudal pit present. No lateral keels. Caudal fin not lunate shaped.
Its distribution is still questionable since this species is very rare. Western Indian Ocean: India.
Biology nearly unknown. An inshore, littoral shark.
Most likely fish.
Unknown. Said to reach 350 cm.
Aplacental viviparous (ovoviviparous).
Very similar to Grey nurse shark but that sandtigers have a more pointed snout and more rounded pectoral fins.