Thresher shark

The fox shark is characterized by its massive higher fin. This tail fin might usually be fifty % of the overall length of the shark. it's a brief snout and huge eyes placed forward on the top. The second fin is way smaller than the primary. The thresher could be a robust swimmer and may leap further from the water. The jaws square measure tiny with tiny, incurved sharp teeth while not basal cusps or serrations. color varies from brown to black with antimonial hues from on top of and irregular white markings on the bottom. In Canadian waters sizes have ranged from three.3 to 5.5 meters (10.8 to eighteen feet) long. the most size recorded for this species is six.1 meters (20 feet), but they often square measure between two to five meters (10 to sixteen.5 feet) long.

Distinguishing Characteristics

 extraordinarily massive fin which will be up to fifty % of the linear unit
 comparatively massive eyes
 comparatively tiny teeth and jaw

The fox shark chuck schooling fish, like herring and mackerel and cephalopods like squid. the big fin is employed to slap the surface of the water forcing fish to create tighter schools; the tail will then be used as a whip to stun or kill the prey.

This shark is ovoviviparous, with the eggs being hatched within the feminine, and a couple of to six live pups being delivered at a size of one.5 meters (5 feet) long. throughout development the young might cannibalize their siblings among the female internal reproductive organ chamber.

The thresher usually swims at the surface of coastal waters. but it can even occur at depths of 350 meters (1,150 feet) or additional. The young is also found inshore in shallow water.

The fox shark could be a summer traveler to the Canadian Atlantic region. they need been captured from July to November, however most often throughout August and Sept. The thresher ranges through all heat and temperate areas of the worlds oceans. Its north place the western Atlantic is jap Newfoundland and it ranges all the means down the Atlantic to the archipelago and northern South America.

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