Reportedly a sluggish shark that swims slowly near the bottom, the sharptooth lemon shark frequently rests on the substrate. This shy shark is generally reluctant to approach divers, even when food is used to lure them near. Young sharks are said to be more inquisitive, and a shark of any age is likely to respond to being provoked by humans, or approached by boats, with aggression. The majority of the sharptooth lemon shark’s diet consists of bottom-dwelling bony fishes and stingrays (3).
This is a viviparous shark, thus the embryos develop inside, and receive nutrition from, the mother for about ten months. Sharptooth lemon shark litters can vary from 1 to 13 young, with each pup measuring about 45 centimetres (3).