Shark Skin, SEM

Shark Skin, SEM

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Caption: The skin of a Gummy shark ( Mustelus antarcticus ). The gummy shark, is a shark in the family Triakidae. It is a slender, grey shark with white spots along the body and flat, plate-like teeth for crushing its prey. It has a maximum length of between 157 cm and 175 cm. This specimen was collected in Australia. This image is 1.5mm in width and was collected at a magnification of 82x. Sharks have a covering of dermal denticles that protects their skin from damage and parasites in addition to improving their fluid dynamics.

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Keywords: animal, australia, dermal denticles, fish, fluid dynamics, fluid resistance, gummy shark, magnified, marine, micrograph, microscopic, microscopy, mustelus antarcticus, scales, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron micrography, sem, shark, shark scales, shark skin, skin, triakidae

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