Happy Eddie (Haploblepharus edwardsii)
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Happy Eddie (Haploblepharus edwardsii)

Haploblepharus edwardsii is endemic to South Africa, and a recent taxonomic revision has shown that this species occurs from Langebaan Lagoon, Western Cape, to Algoa Bay, Eastern Cape. In the west of its range it prefers shallow rocky reef and kelp forest, however, in the east of its range it prefers deeper water on sandy bottom. Continue reading

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What makes a shark a ‘shark’?
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What makes a shark a ‘shark’?

“Shark” is a broad term referring to all sharks and their relatives, which are jawed fish with cartilaginous skeletons. There are no true bones present in a shark’s skeleton, fins or scales.   Scientifically known as Chondrichthyans (Greek for ‘cartilage fish’), sharks and their relatives are split into two subclasses: Elasmobranchii (sharks, rays and skates) … Continue reading