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 Post subject: Re: Shark ID (RV)
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:44 am 
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1. Looks like the family Pristidae?? Sawfish :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Shark ID (RV)
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1. Largetooth sawfish Pristis microdon

2. small fish, crabs, bivalves.

3. kill or disable small fish/ dig up buried crabs etc.

4. Batoids (Rays)

5. flattened from top to bottom
large winglike pectoral fins
gill slits are located underneath the head.


ref: Biology of sharks & rays, elasmo-research.org

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 Post subject: Re: Shark ID (RV)
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Hi KR (welcome back to the land of quizzes)...

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Sorry, i'm afraid your answer is not correct. The answers to #1 and #4 indicate species that are extremely similar in appearance. There are a few subtle differences which tell them apart – upper-body colour, the 2 antennae attached to the middle of his saw (I hope you can see them in this pic)
Another clue - your answer to #1 actually answers one of the other questions.
Good luck !!!
PS. sorry for asking such a stinker :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Shark ID (RV)
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:lol: that will teach me for replying too quickly and not researching enough....back to the drawing board I go :redface:

It might take a while though

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 Post subject: Re: Shark ID (RV)
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LOL....don't be too harsh with yourself. You will see how easy it is to mix these 2 fish up. I am sure you'll get it this time...

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