Kōrero: Sharks and rays

Thresher shark (1 o 2)

Thresher shark

Equipped with a tail almost as long as its body, the thresher shark is capable of leaping clear of the water. Its tail is also used to stun prey, usually small schooling fish and squid. Their total length is about 5.5 metres.

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Artwork by Bruce Mahalski

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Gerard Hutching, 'Sharks and rays - Other types of shark', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/5326/thresher-shark (accessed 22 February 2024)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006