Category: ‘Sharks’

  • Blue Shark 7694931300 O

    Blue Shark

    Prionace glauca
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    Description Dark brilliant blue on back; changes to silvery iridescent blues on sides then to white on belly slender, somewhat elongated body Range Rare in California Occasional to uncommon in Oregon to Gulf of Alaska and south to Chile and worldwide in subtropical and temperate …

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  • Gray Smoothhound Shark 7673132136 O

    Gray Smoothhound Shark

    Mustelus californicus
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    Description Gray to brown body with white underside Eye horizontally elongate; prominent small nostrils on underside of snout Range Occasional to common south of Point Conception Habitat The gray smooth-hound is a common inshore and offshore shark found on the continental shelves, and entering shallow …

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  • Horn Shark 7688566958 O

    Horn Shark

    Heterodontus francisci
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    Description Shades of tan to brown, occasionally gray, with a blunt snout Prominent spine at front of each of the two widely spaced dorsal fins Scattered black spots over entire body Prominent ridges above eyes. Range Occasional southern California, rare central California Habitat Inhabit rocky …

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  • Leopard Shark 7673760674 O

    Leopard Shark

    Triakis semifasciata
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    Description Easily distinguished by bold pattern of large dark saddles extending from the head along the back Centre of saddles lighter in adults Saddles are separated by smaller dark spots on a cream to grey/brown background Overall body shape is elongated and slender Second dorsal …

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  • Soupfin Shark 7694904072 O

    Soupfin Shark

    Galeorhinus galeus
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    Description Slender houndshark with a long snout Large horizontally oval shaped eyes Origin of the first dorsal fin is over or slightly behind the free rear ends of the pectoral fins Second dorsal fin is much smaller than first one and is of similar height …

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