Pygmy Shark Pictures

 
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Pygmy Shark Photos - One of the Smallest of the Shark Species

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The pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus, is one of the smallest of shark species and the only member of the Euprotomicrus genus living in subtropical and temperate oceans. It can be found in the Southeast Atlantic near Ascension Island, east of Fernando de Noronha Island, and west of Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, and in the Indian Ocean from Madagascar to Western Australia. It is also found in the North Pacific from Midway Islands, and the Hawaiian Islands to off California, and in the South Pacific between New Zealand, Phoenix Island and southern Chile. The pygmy shark has a large head and underslung jaw, unusual shaped caudal fin, and a small first dorsal fin set far back on the body. The pygmy shark has no spines in front of the dorsal fins and is black with a slightly paler belly and white borders to the fins. Pygmy shark grow to between 8 to 10 inches in length, with the females tending to be at the larger end of the range. They feed on squid, bony fish and crustaceans, and follow their prey to depths of up to 6000 feet in the day and back to the surface waters at night. Pygmy sharks are ovoviviparous and produce about 8 young in each litter.

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Picture of pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus, occurs in open ocean from surface at night, to below 1800 metres in the daytime

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Stock photo of pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus, approximately 24 cm, adult female, Kona Coast, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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Image of tail of pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus, showing transparent margins, adult female, 24 cm, specimen, Hawaii, Pacific

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Photo of pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus, adult female, 24 cm, specimen, Hawaii, Pacific

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Picture of head of pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus, adult female, 24 cm, specimen, Hawaii, Pacific

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Stock photo of pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus, approximately 24 cm, adult female, Kona Coast, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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Image of of pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus, approximately 24 cm, adult female, Kona Coast, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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Photo of of pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus, approximately 24 cm, adult female, Kona Coast, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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Picture of pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus, central North Pacific

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Stock photo of pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus, approximately 24 cm, adult female, Kona Coast, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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Image of pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus, adult female, 24 cm, specimen, Hawaii, Pacific

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Photo of pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus, approximately 24 cm, adult female, Kona Coast, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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Picture of pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus, approximately 24 cm, adult female, Kona Coast, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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Photo of pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus, approximately 24 cm, adult female, Kona Coast, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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