There is a new Shark! The Bythaelurus giddingsi,which is Scientist for Leopard Print Shark, was first discovered in 1995 and this past week was officially recognized as a new Shark Species. The Leopard Print Shark lives around the Galapagos Islands and usually swims between 1400 and 1900 feet below the waves. Scientists say that the Leopard Print Sharks all have their own distinct spotted pattern.
The Leopard Print Shark belongs to the larger family of Sharks called Cat Sharks. Cat Sharks are also sometimes referred to as Dog Sharks. Which is nuts. Cat Sharks grow to between a foot and two feet long when full grown. Cat Sharks eat smaller fish. The Leopard Print Shark is the only Cat Shark that has their own distinct pattern. Other Cat Sharks come in Striped and Spotted, and Classic Print.
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