Published September 1, 2011Fish taxonomists found the previously unknown shark at a market in Taiwan—no big surprise, according to study co-author William White."Most fish markets in the region will regularly contain sharks," White, of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Hobart, Australia, said via email.In fact, he and a colleague had headed to the Tashi Fish Market specifically to "collect some material and to see whether there were noticeable differences in the [shark] catches from previous decades," he said."Amongst a number of other species, we collected a number of Squalus species—one of which was this new high-fin species."The new species, Squalus formosus, is a three-foot-long (one-meter-long) short-nosed dogfish. It's distinguished from other dogfish species in the Squalus genus by a particularly upright first fin on its back, a strong spine, and a very short, rounded head, White said.
Read rest see pics here : http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/09/110901-shark-new-species-eaten-science-ocean-squalus-formosus-dogfish/
I can't wait to see the headline "new species found -seamonster" :-)
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