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Frilled Shark

Frilled Shark

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Gummy Shark

Gummy Shark
"Mustelus antarcticus” The Gummy Shark is found in the waters of southern Australia. The Gummy Shark gets it name from its teeth that are flat and arranged in a pavement-like pattern. They are a slender with an angular mouth, long upper labial furrows, widely separated nostrils. TheyRead more

Bluntnose Sixgill Shark

Bluntnose Sixgill Shark
"Hexanchus griseus” The Bluntnose Sixgill Shark is a common species of deep water shark. It is also one of the largest sharks that feed on prey other than plankton. This shark gets its name from the fact that is has 6 gill slits, unlike most other sharks which haveRead more

Round Stingray

Round Stingray
"Urolophus halleri” Round Stingrays prefer sandy or muddy bottoms, but are occasionally found in rocky reef areas. They most commonly inhabit water depths from inter-tidal to less than 15 meters (50 feet) in-depth, but may also be found in water as deep as 91 meters (300 feet).Read more

Southern Stingray

Southern Stingray
"Dasyatis americana” The Southern Stingray is an active swimmer that feeds primarily at night, on a diet of invertebrates and small fishes. They feeding by flapping their wing-like pectoral fins to disturb the sand and expose their prey. A Southern Stingray on November 17, 2006, jumped intoRead more

Australian Bull Stingray

Australian Bull Stingray
"Myliobatis australis” The Australian Bull Stingray is found in the southern waters of Australia from Jurien Bay, Western Australia around the southern coast, to Tasmania and up the east coast as far as Moreton Bay in southern Queensland. The Australian Bull Stingray lives in the depth range of 5Read more

Bramble Shark

Bramble Shark
"Echinorhinus brucus” Bramble Sharks have a rounded body and broad head. Their mouth is full of rows of small, sharp teeth.  Present on each side of the body are 5 gill slits with rearmost gill slit much larger than the first. Also present, are 2 small dorsalRead more

Gulper Shark

Gulper Shark
"Centrophorus squamosus” The Gulper Shark belongs to the family Centrophoridae also called "Dogfish". The distinctive features of this shark includes large green eyes and denticles (tiny flat v-shaped scales on the skin) that are leaf like. The first dorsal fin is quite long and low. The dorsalRead more

Prickly Shark

Prickly Shark
"Echinorhinus cookie” The Prickly Shark is a large deep-water shark apparently found only in warmer reaches of the Pacific Ocean. Prickly Sharks are so-called because they have the appearance of being covered in small thorns. Their skin is covered in sharp denticles; tooth-like protrusions from their skin.Read more

Golden Hammerhead Shark

Golden Hammerhead Shark
"Sphyrna tudes” The Golden Hammerhead Shark is a valid species, quite distinct from the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark. Although the Golden Hammerhead is an abundant, widely distributed shark, it is relatively poorly known. Until recently, this species was known as the Smalleye Hammerhead, in reference to its relatively small eyes.Read more
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