carpet shark


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carpet shark

n
(Animals) any of various sharks of the family Orectolobidae, having two dorsal fins and a patterned back, typically marked with white and brown
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Noun1.carpet shark - shark of the western Pacific with flattened body and mottled skincarpet shark - shark of the western Pacific with flattened body and mottled skin
shark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
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Shark species that include the Arabian carpet shark, the Whale shark and Black-tipped reef shark
The whale shark is a slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet shark. They feed almost exclusively on plankton and small fish.
The venue has just welcomed a new wobbegong carpet shark and is running a summer-long event up to September 4 to celebrate this master of camouflage.
During the survey they identified 16 species of shark in Bahraini waters - the snaggletooth, milk, sliteye, spottail, blacktip, hooktooth, slender weasel, hardnose, whitecheek, great hammerhead, pigeye, spinner, grey sharpnose, whale shark, Arabian carpet shark and Arabian smoothhound.
Similarly, the festival gives enthusiastic residents the opportunity to see and learn about the colourful and friendly banner fish, the anatomies of shark, kingfish and hamour, octopus, lionfish, white spotted shovelnose, carpet shark, spangled emperor as well as Indo- Pacific coral reefs with the assistance of the guides and video presentations.
From a carpet shark slinking across the reef floor to a crowd of hammerheads cruising around an undersea volcano off the Galapagos Islands, from sinuous squid to clown fish grazing on sea anemones, a fragile, luminescent seahorse or a "gentle giant" whale shark--the startling clarity, dazzling colors and inspirational beauty of the images give them an obvious future as demo footage for high-definition technology.