20 New Sharks, Rays Discovered in Indonesia

20 New Sharks, Rays Discovered in Indonesia
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With the body of a shark and the head of a ray, this Jimbaran shovelnose ray is living proof of the ancient relationship shared by the two fish families.

Sharks and rays are both elsmobranchs, fish that have skeletons made of cartilage instead of bone.

The Jimbaran shovelnose was discovered recently in Indonesia as part of a five-year survey of the country's shark and ray species.

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Photograph courtesy William White/CSIRO
 
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