SHARK WEEK- GREATEST HITS DAY #5

SHARK WEEK- GREATEST HITS DAY #5

 We’re taking the E & E sub to the waters off of Europe to meet a small shark! We love those cartilaginous fish and they come in all shapes and sizes! Hop aboard and let’s go on today’s adventure!

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MEET THE SMALL SPOTTED CATSHARK!

small spotted catshark   Range/Habitat: Eastern North Atlantic- Mediterranean/ ocean

   Diet: Carnivore: fish, mollusks

   Length/Weight: up to 3 ¼ ft/ 6 ½ lbs

   Conservation Status: common

 

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Small Spotted Catsharks are also known as the Lesser Spotted Catshark.
  • Small spotted catsharks are the most common shark in Europe.
  • They have smooth skin.
  • They have spots to help them camouflage in with the ocean floor.
  • Female small spotted catsharks lay eggs called mermaids purses.

These little sharks are great! We love that shark eggs are called mermaid purses! Hehe- can you imagine a mermaid with a purse!? We giggle every time we think of it!

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