The Fins United Initiative is excited to bring the "Underrated Elasmobranch Spotlight" series through TFUI officer Jess Myers. Learn about the sharks not shown on the big screen through her beautiful artwork!
Brown Shyshark or Happy shark (Haploblepharus fuscus) is here to help us wrap up the week! The name "shyshark" comes from their behavior when threatened - they curl into a circle and cover their eyes with their caudal tail! This is a species found in shallow waters around the coast of South Africa. They grow up to about 30 inches long. They are listed as vulnerable on the ICUN Red List of Threatened Species.
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TFUI Founder Melissa C. Marquez is author of all animal bios and "Behind the Fins" segments.
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