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This shark is a grayish-brown color on its dorsal side with a lighter underside. It has small teeth in the front of its mouth and broad teeth in the back.
An unusual feature of this shark is its ability to produce a special fluid called “cerebrospinal fluid.” It is thought that the shark uses this fluid to communicate with other sharks in its area. This special ability shows the creativity and ability of its Creator.
CLASS: Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish—sharks, skates, and rays)
ORDER: Carcharhiniformes (ground sharks)
(bonnethead sharks, hammerhead sharks, and scoophead sharks)
GENUS/SPECIES: Sphyrna tiburo
Size: Up to 5 ft (1.6 m)
Depth: Commonly found 33–82 ft (10–25 m)
Diet: Crustaceans, mollusks, small fish
Habitat: Waters of the Western Atlantic, from Rhode Island and North Carolina to the Caribbean Sea and southern Brazil; waters of the Eastern Pacific, from Southern California to Ecuador