Facts about Broadnose Sevengill Shark, Scientific name for Broadnose Sevengill Shark is Notorynchus cepedianus". The Braodnose sevengill shark is the only coastal member of cowshark family while other members will prefer the deep-waters. Though the whole family remains somewhat mysterious, this is the most studied species. The other common names used in reference to the Broadnose Sevengill Shark species include; broad snouted sevengill Shark, Pacific seven-gill shark, Tasmanian tiger shark, spotted cow shark, ground shark, and sevengil shark.
Physical Description of Broadnose Sevengill Shark
The Broadnose Sevengill Shark has a short blunt snout, one dorsal fin placed far back on its body. The Broadnose Sevengill Shark can be distinguished from the other sevegill shark by its larger body, broad head with smaller eyes, has a larger anal fin, and also has small white and black spots that covers its back and fins. The lower jaw contains six rows of large teeth, and five in the H. perlo.
Habitat and Range of Broadnose Sevengill Shark
The Broadnose Sevengill Shark is a coastal shark that usually prefers to stay in waters less than 165 ft (50.2 meters) deep, estuaries and in bays; often less than 3 ft 2 in (.97 meters) deep. However, Broadnose Sevengill shark also occurs in lower depths of water on continental shelves, with the large ones being found offshore at depths as low as 1,870 ft (570 meters).
Their preferred habitat include; sandy or muddy areas and rocky bottom substrates.
Feeding Characteristics of Broadnose Sevengill Shark
The Broadnose Sevengill Shark are skilled and opportunistic predators that are capable of feeding on variety of preys including; dolphins, rays, other sharks, bony fish, seals, and dead matter. Their sharp and jagged upper teeth are ideal for grasping moving prey, while their large, comb-shaped teeth on the lower jaw are used for tearing and cutting.
Social Behavior of Broadnose Sevengill Shark
The Broadnose Sevengill sharks sometimes hunt in packs. As their diet includes the large animals like other sharks including the marine mammals, so teamwork to capture prey is definitely a great strategy.
The Broadnose Sevengill Shark species is potentially dangerous to the humans, as they get very aggressive when provoked. It thrashes and snaps dangerously when caught and is shot to avoid people getting injured.
There are over 400 types of sharks, Sharks have the most powerful jaws on on earth. Broadnose Sevengill Sharks jaws, both the upper and lower jaws move. Broadnose Sevengill Sharks skin is made of denticles instead of scales like other fish. The denticles are constructed like hard, sharp teeth (tooth-like projection) and this helps to protect the Broadnose Sevengill Shark from being injury. The Broadnose Sevengill Shark is carnivores meaning: an animal that feeds on flesh (Meat).