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TYPES OF SHARKS
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Threat Level: low
- GOBLIN SHARK
Scientific Name.... Mitsukurina Owstoni
Family Name...... Mitsukurina
- General Information: The Goblin Shark resides
at the ocean bottom. It has a slender body, a long snout, a rounded
dorsal, pectoral and anal fins and a weakly developed lower lobe
of the caudal fin. It has small eyes, a long flattened snout and
- Teeth: At the front of its mouth, the Goblin
Shark has long, sharp teeth, that are used for catching their
prey. The lower teeth are slightly shorter than the upper teeth.
At the back of the mouth, the teeth are smaller and are used for
- Color: The Goblin Shark has soft, pale pinkish-grey
skin, which is paler on the belly.
- Feeding Habits: This shark feeds at the ocean
bottom on squid, crustaceans, and other fishes found at the bottom
of the ocean.
- Senses: The undersides of the Goblin Shark's
snout is heavily pored. These pores are the external openings
of the sharks electricity detecting organs, the ampullae of Lorenzini,
which most likely are used to help it hunt.
- Social Behaviour: This Shark is very rarely
encountered, and as such nothing is known about its social behaviour.
- Habitat | Migration | Distribution: The Goblin
Shark is found in scattered locations in the Atlantic, Pacific
and Indian oceans, to depths of about 1200. It resides mainly
on the ocean bottom.
- Life Span: This is unknown, as the shark is
- Reproduction: Little is known about this sharks
reproduction, but it is believed almost certainly to be ovoviviparous.
No pregnant specimen has ever been found.
- Swimming: This is an apparently sluggish fish.
- Population Report: The population of this shark
is not known, but is believed to be plentiful. It is not believed
to be at risk.