Category Archives: Sharks

Watch out for cookiecutter sharks

If the Brothers Grimm ever wrote a fairy tale about sharks, it would feature the cookiecutter shark. The cookiecutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis) is seemingly small and unmenacing, with large dark eyes and a pleasant russet brown body color. However, the … Continue reading

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Cucullaris found

The last time I taught vertebrate anatomy one student always liked to ask me what my favorite term was on our list that day. Maybe he was just fishing for questions on the impending quiz, but it did challenge me … Continue reading

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