Welp, it happened again. Another #diverseChondrichthyan means there isn’t a lot of research done on this one we’re about to showcase! But that doesn’t mean it deserves any less of your love—because chimaeras need love too (it’s a hashtag on Twitter, yo). We don't have a reliable picture of this chimaera.
There is one drawback to showcasing diverse Chondrichthyans (those are the sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras)… for those less charismatic ones, there isn’t a lot of research done on them! This is the case for this shark, Edmund's spurdog (Squalus edmundsi).
Man, we sure do love us some stingrays. Especially those in the Potamotrygonidae group… that’s the freshwater stingrays, if you didn’t know. Potamotrygon actually is two Greek words put together! Potamos means ‘river’ and trygon means ‘a sting ray.’ Neat!
TFUI Founder Melissa C. Marquez is author of all animal bios and "Behind the Fins" segments.
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