Say “hello!” to the straight tooth weasel shark (Paragaleus tengi), a species once identified as Negogaleus tengi, but was subsequently moved to the genus Paragaleus. According to the IUCN profile on this animal, there is a similar species that occurs off Malaysian Borneo and Indonesia and has previously been considered to be conspecific with P. tengi (White et al. 2006) but recent investigation suggests they are different taxa. Part of the Hemigaleidae family, they are an inshore, small shark found from Japan to southern China in the western Pacific Ocean.
Are there rabbits under the sea? Well, sort of. They don’t have big, floppy ears or are covered in fur… but I find they are more mystical than just your regular run-of-the-mill rodent.
The Fins United Initiative is excited to share with you another #flatshark: the Raspy River Stingray (Potamotrygon scobina). Like many other freshwater stingray, many misidentifications occur but the Raspy River Stingray is especially confused with three rays: P. motoro, P. castexi and P. signata.
TFUI Founder Melissa C. Marquez is author of all animal bios and "Behind the Fins" segments.
SEE MELISSA'S TEDx TALK HERE:
SEARCH BY CATEGORIES