Types of Sharks That Are The Strangest in Shape - We certainly know that sharks are one of the creepy predators in the ocean, this is because sharks are among the top predators in the food chain. In the world, there are already recorded about 440 species of sharks that have various sizes and living habitats. Now among these sharks there are several sharks that have very strange forms, this time 10 types of sharks will be explained that have strange forms.
Here are 10 species of sharks that have strange forms:
1.Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini)
This shark has a head shape resembling a flattened hammerhead with eyes and nostrils at the end of the head. Because of the shape of the coconut, this type of shark is able to swim in a high-accuracy direction.
The hammerhead of this shark is able to smell with a very wide range up to 10 times that of a typical shark. Hammerhead sharks eat fish, rays, squid and shrimp. This type of shark is sangalag rama against humans, so it is relatively safe.
2. Megamounth Shark (MegaChasma Pelagios)
Megamounth Shark has a big mouth, this shark has the Latin name MegaChasma Pelagios and its living habitat is in deep waters because that is why it is very rarely found on the coast.
Large mouth sharks are estimated to live up to 100 years and can reach a maximum length of 6 meters. These sharks reproduce in an ovoviviparous way that means the fetus will develop in the egg that is in the mother's belly until the time when the hatch will come out.
3. Cookiecutter Shark (Isistius brasiliensis)
This Hui does have a very funny name with an adult tubu size of only 50 cm. But make no mistake, this shark is very aggressive, it has very sharp teeth, even this shark is able to prey on fish that are larger in size than this shark, including being able to prey on whales, other sharks and dolphins.
4. Greenland Shark (Somniosus microcephalus)
This shark has the scientific name Somniosus microcephalus, the Greenland shark is one of the slow swimmer sharks, the speed of swimming in cold watery habitats around Greenland and Iceland is only about 2.7 km per hour. This is due to the low temperature in its arctic sea habitat.
This shark can live up to 200 years and can measure 21 feet long. This shark is also known as the back-to-back animal that lives the longest. Greenland sharks live in waters with a depth of 1800m below sea level.
It is estimated that this shark can only live at a temperature of -1 to 10 degrees Celsius.so that if the upper waters start to warm this shark will swim deeper and deeper to reach the appropriate duhu.
5. Saw Shark (Rhincodon typus)
This shark has a snout shape on the head that resembles a knife whose edges are equipped with a series of double-edged saw teeth, namely the right and left.
The body shape of this shark is quite slender with two fins on the chest. The habitat of this shark is in muddy waters with a depth of 40 meters as well as brackish waters. Saw Shark eats various types of fish, this shark is known to be harmless to humans. Saw shark distribution is throughout the coastal waters of the Indo-Pacific.
6. Wobbegong Shark (Orectolbus maculatus)
This shark with the scientific name Orectolbus maculatus is a type of shark that is quiet and also has slow movements. That's why the way to hunt prey is not by chasing like other types of sharks, but in a unique way, namely disguising its body on the bottom of the sea until the prey comes close.
The pattern of body color is brownish gray with a symmetric pattern of hard-textured totol totol . it is miirip with the shape and pattern of coral. this shark can body reach a size of 1.5 meters. The habitat of the Wobbegong shark is around corals and caves at the bottom of the ocean.
7. Thresher Shark (Alopias pelagicus)
This shark consists of 4 species, all of which have unique features on their tails. the tail of this shark at the top can grow as long as 50% of its body length, while its lower fins are very short. Another feature of this shark is that it has a short snout but with large eyes in front of its head.
Thresher sharks are classified as sharks that have excellent abilities, even these sharks are able to jump above the surface of the water.
This shark is able to grow to a length of 6.1 meters. This shark habibat is located in a coastal area with a depth of 500 meters below sea level. this shark is widely found in the Pacific Ocean and the northern Atlantic.
8. Frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus)
This shark has the scientific name Chlamydoselachus anguineus. Frilled sharki was first discovered in japanese waters in 2007. The habitat of this shark is in the deep seas of the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
The way this shark eats is to swallow the prey directly without chewing it.
9. Zebra Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum)
This shark with the scientific name Stegostoma fasciatum has fins that are long reaching the length of its body. This shark is known as the zebra shark because the pattern of the lines on its body is similar to the pattern on the zebra.
But when this shark grows up, the pattern of the lines on its body will turn into a totol totol similar to the pattern on the cheetah. The habitat of this shark is in the waters of the Indian Pacific Ocean with a depth of about 5 to 30 meters below the surface of the water.
10. Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni)
This shark is known as a shark that has the scariest shape compared to other sharks. Goblin Shark moves slowly and can only be found at a depth of 1200 meters below the surface of the water. The habitat of this shark is in the deep waters of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. This shark feeds on other fish including other sharks and is able to grow up to 3.8 meters.