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Australian Estaurine Sharks

Australian Estaurine Sharks



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Freshwater and estuarine shark identification guide
Freshwater and estuarine shark identification guide

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Published by: draculavanhelsing on Jun 26, 2010
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Freshwater and estuarine sharkidentification guide
Pigeye shark
Carcharhinus ambionensis 
Habitat: marine and estuarineLength: to 2.8 m
Bull shark
Carcharhinus leucas 
Habitat: estuarine and freshwaterLength: to 3.3 m
Speartoothornorthern river shark
Glyphis spp.
(for more detail see overleaf)Habitat: freshwater and estuarineLength: to 3 mnotch in anal fin less than90°anglelarge anal fin, similar inheight to second dorsal fin,with no notchbroad head withhooked nostrilsbroad blunt headwith straightnostrilsbroad angledsnout
Illustrations from Last & Stevens 1994; “
Sharks and Rays of Australia 
notch in anal fin greaterthan 90°angletall first dorsal fin, morethan three times as highas the second dorsal fintriangular dorsal fin, seconddorsal fin approx 1/3 theheight of the dorsal finbroad triangular dorsal fin,second dorsal fin approx 1/2the height of the dorsal fin

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