pygmy shark

Pygmy Shark – Appearance, Habitat, Conservation & More

The Pygmy Shark (Euprotomicrus bispinatus) is a very small dwarf shark species ( the second smallest after the Dwarf Lantern Shark). It is a squaliform, kitefin shark from the family Dalatiidae, and the sole member of the Genus Euprotomicrus. It’s length is about 25cm (10 inches) in females and 22cm (8.7 inches) in males. Read on …

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shark dorsal fin

Shark Dorsal Fin | Function, Purpose & Structure

The shark dorsal fin is the triangular part on the back of a shark. It has a similar characteristic to most marine and freshwater vertebrates of the animal kingdom. The bony cartilage that supports the base of the dorsal fin in fish are called pterygiophores. Read on to find out more about a sharks dorsal …

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