leopard shark


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leopard shark:

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name for a number of small sharks of several different families. Best known are the spiny dogfishes (family Squalidae) and the smooth dogfishes (family Triakidae). Spiny dogfishes have two spines, one in front of each dorsal fin, and lack an anal fin.
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The species, which stunned scientists by recording a "virgin" birth in captivity, joins other specimens including epaulette sharks and leopard sharks.
In Hayward Marsh, leopard shark and topsmelt were the most abundant species caught with gill nets, whereas threespine stickleback and longjaw mudsucker were the most abundant species caught with minnow traps (Woods, 1981).
The scam involved using lowly-paid teenagers to poach baby leopard sharks from San Francisco Bay, and Thompson and his followers charged buyers pounds 10 and pounds 18 per fish.
Elkhorn Slough is believed to function as a nursery area for several elasmobranchs, such as the leopard shark (Ackerman, 1971, Barry, 1983; Talent, 1985), bat ray (Barry, 1983; Talent, 1985; Martin and Cailliet, 1988a), gray smoothhound (San Filippo, 1995), and possibly the shovelnose guitarfish (Herald et al.
5-mile kayak trip around Tamales Bay, paddlers get a chance to see leopard sharks, bat rays, and moon jellies (yes, they're touchable).
2m (pounds 600,000) which would make it the biggest baby leopard shark poaching ring in the US.
WILDLIFE SMUGGLER: Moonie minister Kevin Thompson, right, of Jarrow, and above, a leopard shark pup - which can grow to 7ft.
A demographic method with population density compensation for estimating productivity and yield per recruit of the leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata).
We went to a shark lab to learn about the different types of sharks, and we got to touch a leopard shark,'' said Devon Watson, 12.
On 10 July 1999, vertebrae bearing an oxytetracycline (OTC) time mark were retrieved from a tagged leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) recaptured in San Francisco Bay, CA, after being at liberty for almost 20 years.
He brings sand with him, and stories: of a giant ray, or a leopard shark.