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Bramble Shark

Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Naturalis Biodiversity Center

This shark is a smelly creature. Its body is covered with foul smelling mucus. Furthermore, the bramble shark has scales which develop into thorn-like denticles. None of the other sharks has these denticles. It’s all quite fearsome, but fortunately it has never attacked a human yet.

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  • Title: Bramble Shark
  • Location: Tropical and temperate waters throughout the world, with the exception of the eastern Pacific.
  • Rights: Naturalis Biodiversity Center / CC-BY 4.0
  • Wetenschappelijke naam: Echinorhinus spinosus (Gmelin, 1789)
  • Meer informatie: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Echinorhinus-brucus.html
  • Lengte: 310 cm.
  • Klasse: Elasmobranch
  • Eetgewoontes: Small sharks, cartilaginous fishes, and crabs

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