Image: Dr Leonard Compagno examining a catshark

Dr Leonard Compagno examining a catshark

Leonard Compagno examining a catshark at the Australian Museum, March 2003.

Photographer:
Mark McGrouther
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

Dr Leonard Compagno from the South African Museum, Cape Town, is an internationally recognised expert in shark taxonomy.

He visited the Australian Museum on March 13, 2003 before traveling to San Francisco on March 20. He returned to the Australian Museum for further work on April 8 and 9.  

During his visit Leonard examined the type specimens of several species of catsharks and dogsharks held in the Australian Museum Fish Collection.

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