TED KINSMAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TED KINSMAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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 4mm in width and was collected at a magnification of 20x. 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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