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Cartilaginous

Cartilaginous fishes (Chondrichthyes) are a group of vertebrates that includes sharks, rays, skates and chimaeras. Chondrichthyes; from Greek chondr- ‘cartilage’, ichthys ‘fish’) or cartilaginous fishes are jawed fish with paired fins, paired nares, scales, a heart with its chambers in series, and skeletons made of cartilage rather than bone. This is a diverse group which has more than 700 species.

  • Whitespotted Bamboo Shark

    Whitespotted Bamboo Shark

    Whitespotted bamboo sharks have a slender body that allows it to fit between coral branches and hide … Read More
  • Epaulette Shark

    Epaulette Shark

    The shark’s cream-colored body is covered with many brown dots and, above its pectoral fins, two large … Read More
  • Marbled Shark

    Marbled Shark

    The Marbled shark is also known as the Coral catshark. The eyes are set in front of … Read More
  • Cownose Ray

    Cownose Ray

    The rays in this tank are called Cownose rays. Cownose rays are related to sharks and skates. … Read More
  • Motoro Rays

    Motoro Rays

    The motoro is one of three main species of the Potamotrygonidae family. The genus name, Potamotrygon, is … Read More