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Sharks past and present

By dewlap
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guilmon182Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like that you added the ray in there, too. Is there a tiny shark in there?
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That little shark is a ratfish...:-)
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guilmon182Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never heard of that one...
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Ratfish are also known as Chimaera, ghost shark or a rabbitfish... they are cartilaginous fish which belongs to the order Chimaeriformes. They are the distant cousins of the sharks and rays. They have huge heads, forward pointing beaks, poisonous dorsal spines and long rat like tails. Still alive today of course... :-)
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guilmon182Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kooky...
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There are so many weird fishes around perhaps I would make a drawing one day... (whenever I'm not toooooo.... busy...)
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The only prehistory shark I see is a Megalodon and the others would apparently be a Great Hammerhead, a whale shark, a great white, and some species of manta ray.
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The keywords are past and "PRESENT"...
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