Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Broadnose Sevengill Shark

Notorynchus cepedianus
Photo: Steve Rogers
Here's a shark you don't get to see every day. Steve Rogers sent in this photo of a broadnose sevengill shark (Notorynchus cepedianus) off the coast of South Africa. This photo will be added to the Explore the Ocean layer of Google Earth.

Look at how far forward his big eye is. And how far back is his dorsal fin? Great photo!

The broadnose sevengill shark is assessed as Data Deficient by the IUCN Red List.

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