species ID tope
27 May 2013

Tope

The tope is a member of the shark family and has the typical slender shark shape with five gill slits. The upper lobe of the tail fin is large and ends in a triangular shape.

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species ID spurdog
27 May 2013

Spurdog

The spurdog is the only common small shark found in the North Sea and eastern North Atlantic which has a spine in front of the two dorsal fins and lacks an anal fin.

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species ID starry smoothhound
27 May 2013

Smoothhound, Starry

The starry smoothhound is closely related to the smoothhound and resembles it closely. The lower lobe on the tail is larger than its relative and the denticles are broad with grooves along their length.

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species ID common smoothhound
27 May 2013

Smoothhound, Common

The smoothhound has a typical, slender shark body with two dorsal fins and five gill slits. The lower lobe of the tail fin is comparatively small.

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species ID porbeagle shark
27 May 2013

Shark, Porbeagle

The porbeagle shark is a round bodied, chunky member of the shark family. It has five gills and comparatively large front dorsal fin. The small second dorsal fin is situated immediately above the similar anal fin.

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species ID blue shark
27 May 2013

Shark, Blue

The blue shark is a long, slender member of the shark family with long, curving pectoral fins. The upper lobe of the tail fin is also long.

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species ID lesser spotted dogfish
27 May 2013

Lesser Spotted Dogfish

This small member of the shark family has a long, low tail fin the lower lobe of which is under developed. The two dorsal fins are situated towards the tail and the first of these starts behind the base of the pelvic fin.

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species ID bull huss
27 May 2013

Bull Huss

A small bull huss can look at first glance like a lesser spotted dogfish and is also known as the greater spotted dogfish. However the nasal flaps in the huss are clearly separated.

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species ID blackmouth dogfish
27 May 2013

Blackmouthed Dogfish

The black-mouthed dogfish is a small member of the shark family and has the typical shark shape. It has two small, equally sized dorsal fins and a large upper lobe to the tail fin.

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