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  Weird Horned Shark

Weird Horned Shark
Image credit: © DrZeehc

Uploader comment: Greetings. Here's some photos of a weird, horned shark we pulled up in our net. Didn't notice it till we got back and was emptying the net, it was dead by then. Been fishing a long time and occasionally we snag a baby shark, but in all of my years I have never seen anything like it. Does anybody know what kind of shark it is??? Thank You, Dr. Z

   

 
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Comment icon #5 Posted by miss mandy on 23 July, 2006, 12:14
That is crazy looking. Your best bet is to take it to a college that has a Bio Marine lab and let them check it out.
Comment icon #4 Posted by atticgirl on 23 July, 2006, 23:53
my only guess is that the horn is used for the baby shark to tear its way out of the egg case.
Comment icon #3 Posted by jaylen on 18 May, 2007, 19:31
I agree with atticgirl. That horn is used kind of like a baby chick uses that bump on it's beak. The horn is used to tear away the egg tissue. After a week or so, the horn becomes weak and gradually falls off, bit by bit.
Comment icon #2 Posted by bile on 12 October, 2007, 8:43
Baby sharks eat their way out of their egg cases. They don't need horns.
Comment icon #1 Posted by gracy4033 on 6 January, 2014, 5:01
wait.... sharks give live birth......right?


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