Image: Tail region of a shark skeleton

Tail region of a shark skeleton

The tail region of a shark skeleton hauled up from a depth of 150 m of Tathra, New South Wales, 2003. Most elasmobranchs have heterocercal tails, in which the vertebral column extends into the upper lobe of the tail.

Photographer:
D. Stephens
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© D. Stephens

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, shark skeleton, tail,