A total 9 species of sharks recorded from this study which was Dog shark (Scoliodon laticaudus), Hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini), Milk shark (Rhizoprionodon acutus), Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier), Silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), Ridge back cat shark
(Chiloscyllium indicum), Black tip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus), Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) and Spot tail shark (Carcharhinus sorrah).
In this study, the small spotted cat shark
(or lesser spotted dog shark), an emerging model for studying and comparing brain development, has been used.
The new shark species include the Black Tip Shark, White Tip Shark, Spotted Bamboo Shark, Coral Cat Shark
, Zebra Horned Shark, Wobbegong Shark and Leopard Shark.
Until now the female coral cat shark
has had a solitary existence in Tynemouth Blue Reef Aquarium's giant tropical ocean display.
Common name Other common names Scientific name Rig gummy shark, smoothhound, Mustelus spotted dogfish, spotted lenticulatus smoothhound, lemon fish, pioke School grey shark, tope, flake, Galeorhinus galeus shark makohuarau, tupere Spiny southern spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias dogfish spurdog, spineback, spikey dog Northern grey spiny dogfish, shortspine Squalus mitsukurii spiny spurdog, green-eyed dogfish dogfish Hammerhead hammerhead Sphyrna zygaena shark Bronze whaler Carcharhinus whaler brachyurus Blue shark blue pointer, blue whaler Prionace glauca Porbeagle mackerel shark Lamna nasus Mako mackerel shark Isurus oxyrinchus Carpet shark swell shark, cat shark
A baby cat shark
also was hatched recently from an egg.
Imagine handling a 6-foot python from the Amazon rain forest or petting a coral cat shark
- Theses sharks are usually less than 3 feet (1 meter) in size.