In Africa, it is also commonly called the Zambezi River shark, or just "zambi".
And the Death of a Deity The great hammerhead, however, is the largest of the 9 species of hammerhead sharks and is reported to reach up to 6. These sharks have a flat hammer-shaped head with a notch at the center located along the front edge. Juveniles have slightly curved heads at the front margin that becomes nearly straight as they reach adulthood.
This species can be identified by its nearly rectangular head. The first dorsal fin is very high and curved; the second dorsal and pelvic fins are high with deeply concave rear margins. They are light gray or gray-brown on the dorsal side, white on the ventral side and fins lack conspicuous markings.
Their hammer shape also allows hammerheads to scan significantly larger areas of the bottom when hunting than other shark species. Watch at p at fullscreen if possible. Feeding Behavior Ecology Great hammerhead sharks prefer to feed on stingrays and other batoidsgroupers, and sea catfishes; they also prey on other small bony fishes, crabs, squid, other sharks, rays, and lobsters.
They are known to be cannibalistic but the reasons remain unclear. Stingrays seem to be a particular favorite and stingray barbs have been found in the jaws and head of great hammerheads.
Viviparous sharks give birth to live young. Like other shark species, males have claspers, or extensions of the pelvic fins, that are used to transfer sperm to the female through her cloaca to fertilize the eggs.Sharks for Kids: 24 Exciting Shark Pictures and Shark Facts for Kids - Kindle edition by Lizzy Burbank.
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White shark: White shark, any member of the largest species of the mackerel sharks (Lamnidae) and one of the most powerful and dangerous predatory sharks in the world.
Despite being much maligned and publicly feared, surprisingly little is understood of the white shark’s life and behavior.
The name "bull shark" comes from the shark's stocky shape, broad, flat snout, and aggressive, unpredictable behavior. In India, the bull shark may be confused with the Sundarbans or Ganges shark. In Africa, it is also commonly called the Zambezi River shark, or just "zambi".
Ecosystem/Habitat. Coral and rocky reefs Feeding Habits. Herbivore. Conservation Status. Least Concern. Taxonomy. Order Acanthuriformes (surgeonfishes and relatives), Family Acanthuridae (surgeonfishes).
Here are some of the most interesting and rarely known shark facts for kids including its habitat, diet and reproduction. Water Baby revolves around this. Brody was a surfer, one day she was riding the waves and a shark confused her with something edible. Bit off her leg up the knee and went his merry way while Brody was left bleeding her life out, she got better but now she has nightmares of sharks, and now so do you.