Mystic Sisterhood

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Mystic Sisterhood

Psychic, Paranormal & Natural Science Forums



Next Chat Event

 Sofa Shark 5nvklj





 Sofa Shark 9tpt39

..


Sofa Shark

Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 5764
Points : 21218
Times User Thanked: : 555
Join date : 2018-01-18

 Sofa Shark Empty Sofa Shark

Post by Dragon Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:54 am

The false catshark or sofa shark (Pseudotriakis microdon) is a species of ground shark in the family Pseudotriakidae, and the sole member of its genus.

It has a worldwide distribution, and has most commonly been recorded close to the bottom over continental and insular slopes, at depths of 500–1,400 m (1,600–4,600 ft). Reaching 3.0 m (9.8 ft) in length, this heavy-bodied shark can be readily identified by its elongated, keel-like first dorsal fin.

It has long, narrow eyes and a large mouth filled with numerous tiny teeth. It is usually dark brown in color, though a few are light gray.

With flabby muscles and a large oily liver, the false catshark is a slow-moving predator and scavenger of a variety of fishes and invertebrates.

Continued...
Source


_________________
 Sofa Shark 334pu7m
Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 5764
Points : 21218
Times User Thanked: : 555
Join date : 2018-01-18

 Sofa Shark Empty Re: Sofa Shark

Post by Dragon Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:56 am

 Sofa Shark Pseudotriakis_microdon_1
By NOAA Ocean Explorer

False catshark

Source / Image Courtesy


_________________
 Sofa Shark 334pu7m
Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 5764
Points : 21218
Times User Thanked: : 555
Join date : 2018-01-18

 Sofa Shark Empty Re: Sofa Shark

Post by Dragon Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:58 am

 Sofa Shark 640px-Pseudotriakis_acrales_by_jordan_and_snyder
By D.S. Jordan and J. O. Snyder

The most distinctive feature of the false catshark is its long, low first dorsal fin.

Source / Image Courtesy


_________________
 Sofa Shark 334pu7m
Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 5764
Points : 21218
Times User Thanked: : 555
Join date : 2018-01-18

 Sofa Shark Empty Re: Sofa Shark

Post by Dragon Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:00 am

 Sofa Shark Pseudotriakis_microdon_csiro-nfc
By CSIRO National Fish Collection

The huge mouth is arched and bears short furrows at the corners.

There are over two hundred rows of tiny teeth in each jaw, arranged in straight lines in the upper jaw and diagonal lines in the lower jaw; each tooth has a pointed central cusp flanked by one or two smaller cusplets on either side.

Source / Image Courtesy


_________________
 Sofa Shark 334pu7m
Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 5764
Points : 21218
Times User Thanked: : 555
Join date : 2018-01-18

 Sofa Shark Empty Re: Sofa Shark

Post by Dragon Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:06 am



A false catshark deep in the Coral Sea



_________________
 Sofa Shark 334pu7m

Sponsored content

 Sofa Shark Empty Re: Sofa Shark

Post by Sponsored content


    Current date/time is Sun May 16, 2021 7:42 am