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Blue shairk

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Blue shairk
Temporal range: Pliocene–Recent[1]
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Chondrichthyes
Subcless: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Faimily: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Prionace
Cantor, 1849
Species: P. glauca
Binomial name
Prionace glauca
Range o the blue shairk

The blue shairk (Prionace glauca) is a species o requiem shairk, in the faimily Carcharhinidae, that inhabits deep watters in the warld's temperate an tropical oceans. Preferrin ceuler watters,[3] blue shairks migrate lang distances, sic as frae New Ingland tae Sooth Americae. The species is leetit as Near Threatened bi the IUCN.

Awtho generally lethargic, thay can muive vera quickly. Blue shairks are viviparous an are notit for lairge litters o 25 tae ower 100 pups. Thay feed primarily on smaw fish an squid, awtho thay can tak lairger prey. Maximum lifespan is still unkent, but it is believit that thay can live up tae 20 years.[4]

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  1. Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Chondrichthyes entry)". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Archived frae the original on 10 Mey 2012. Retrieved 9 Januar 2008. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help) Archived 2012-05-10 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Stevens, J. (2009) Prionace glauca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T39381A10222811.en
  3. Compagno, Leonard J. V. (1984). Sharks of the World: An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. pp. 521–524, 555–61, 590.
  4. Sharks, Emerging Species Profile Sheets, published by the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador; undated Archived October 7, 2013, at the Wayback Machine

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