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One of 360 species of sharks, the Land Shark is a member of the Carcharinformes order (ground shark). Characterized by a sliding flap that covers eyes;

2 dorsal fins; 5 gill slits; no fin spines, commonly found in the west coast of North America, east coast of South America, northeast Atlantic,South Africa, southern Australia, and New Zealand; reproduction via eggcase, a single litter can have up to 52 pups that are laid at the water line at high tide. At low tide the pups are left to hatch and find their way to water. Hence the common name 'Land Shark'.

Uses meat, fin soup, and liver oil

Anal fin yes

Interesting Things land sharks are very shy

Number of Gills 5 gills

Coloring dark speckled grey on top, shaded grey on bottom
prey on small fish, squid and jellyfish
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by Carcharinformes August 11, 2010

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