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Prickly Shark

Posted on: April 19, 2010

Above the Prickly Shark

1. The prickly shark has no anal fin and two small spineless dorsal fins set far on the back by the tail. Its maximum length is 4 m and it looks very similar to the bramble shark.

2. The prickly shark is a species of large bottom dwelling shark from the Pacific Ocean.

3. The prickly shark occurs throughout the Pacific, including Taiwan, New Zealand, Hawaii, California and Chile.

4. The prickly shark  eats other sharks and bony fish, octopus, squid, and even catshark.

5. The reproduction is ovoviviparous, with up to 114 pups in a litter.

6. The prickly shark lives along shelves and slopes at depths between 11 and 425 m


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