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Bramble shark

Posted on: April 19, 2010

Above the Bramble shark

1. The bramble shark is covered with large thorn-like denticles and hence the name “bramble” shark.

2. The bramble sharks have a long cylindrical body covered with large protruding denticles, no anal fin and two small dorsal fins placed far on the back just before the tail and five pairs of gill slits. They can reach a maximum length of 3.94 m (13 ft) and weigh 500 lbs (227 kg).

3. The bramble shark is found in the Western Atlantic from Georgia to Maine, Argentina, the Eastern Atlantic from South Africa north to Norway, most of the Mediterranean, Mozambique, the Arabian Sea near Oman, the Indian Ocean of south India and Sri Lanka, the Pacific Ocean near Honshū, Japan, south Australia, and New Zealand.

4. The bramble shark is a deep water shark common only in the Eastern Atlantic from Portugal north, and the North Sea. It lives on the bottom of the sea between 18 to 900 m deep.

5. It eats small sharks, bony fish, and crabs.

6. It is ovoviviparous with up to 24 pups per litter.
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