The mosaic skate (Pavoraja mosaica) is a skate found from the continental slope off Queensland, Australia at depths of up to 300-405 m. Reaching lengths of up to 28 cm, their diet and reproduction methods are unknown.
The western shovelnose ray (Aptychotrema vincentiana) is a yellowish brown coloured ray with dark blotches that adorn its dorsal side. Their tail is even darker than their body, matching the dusky black coloured bands around its eyes. These rays have a pale underbelly, and younger individuals usually have a blackened snout that pales as it ages.
In honour of St. Patrick’s Day, The Fins United Initiative is proud to present the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus). Also known as eqalussuaq (the Inuit name; there are legends about these special sharks), this shark has recently made the news for possibly being the longest-living vertebrate. “Say whaaaat?”
TFUI Founder Melissa C. Marquez is author of all animal bios and "Behind the Fins" segments.
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