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Peter Kyne

Peter Kyne examining a Smalleye Pygmy Shark specimen (AMS I. 43064-001), May 2004.

Mark McGrouther
© Australian Museum


Peter Kyne is a PhD student at the University of Queensland, Brisbane. During his visit he examined specimens of the rare Smalleye Pygmy Shark, Squaliolus aliae.

The Smalleye Pygmy Shark is one of the smallest known living sharks, growing to only 22 cm in length. It is a deepwater species.

There are few specimens of the Smalleye Pygmy Shark in Australian fish collections, three of which are at the Australian Museum.

Peter worked at the Australian Museum in May 2004.

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