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Sharks

A large grayish marine predatory fish (family order: Selachimorpha) with a prominent dorsal fin, and toothlike scales.

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Illie

Animals; Sharks

The nickname of the mysterious creature in Alaska's Lake Iliamna that has confounded local residents and explorers since the 1970s. Dubbed the Alaska lake monster, Illie even led to the Anchorage ...

megalodon

Animals; Sharks

Regarded as the largest and most powerful vertebrate predator of all times, megalodon is an extinct species of shark that lived on Earth some 1.5 million years ago. Fossil remains indicate that the ...

horn shark

Animals; Sharks

The California horn shark is a bottom-dwelling fish that grows to be about 3 to 4 feet (0.9 to 1.2 m) long. It has rounded fins, a blunt snout, ridges over the eyes, a dorsal fin spine, and is light ...

Iridescent shark

Animals; Sharks

This is not a real shark - it is a type of catfish that superficially resembles a shark. It is a fresh-water fish that can grow to over 4 feet long. It's native to the rivers of Southeast Asia. It ...

Izak catshark

Animals; Sharks

Is also known as the Izak shark and the shy eye shark. This shark hides its eyes with is tail when it is caught. It has dark brown skin above, with lighter dots and lines. The belly is much lighter. ...

Orthacanthus

Animals; Sharks

This is an extinct shark. Lived in fresh-water and had a long spine growing from the back of its skull. It had a very long dorsal fin, which ran all along the sharks back, giving it an eel-like ...

Lamniformes

Animals; Sharks

An order of sharks commonly known as mackerel sharks. It includes some of the most familiar species of sharks, such as the great white shark, as well as more unusual representatives, such as the ...

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