Shark Project

Drew Blanchard

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Organs and Functions

  • Gallbladder: Stores concentrated bile.
  • Heart: Pumps blood through the body.
  • Kidney: Extract waste from the blood.
  • Liver: Secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines.
  • Pancreas: Converts food into fuel for the body.
  • Small Intestine: Absorbs nutrients and minerals from the food passing through.
  • Large Intestine: Absorbs water from the food that wasn't digested by the small intestine.
  • Stomach: Break down food for digestion.
  • Esophagus: To carry food and saliva from the mouth to the Stomach.
  • Rectum: Dispose of waste.
  • Claspers: Helps transmit sperm.
  • Lateral Line: where the sense organs are located.
  • Gills: Transfer of ions and water.

Other Facts

  • Classification:

Kingdom- Animalia

Phylum- Chordata

Sub Phylum- Vertebrata

Class- Chondrichthyes

Subclass- Elasmobranchii

Order- Squaliformes

Family- Squalidae

Genus- Squalus

Species- acanthias

  • Life Span:

The life expectancy of a Spiny Dog Fish Shark can range any where from 25- 100 years.

  • Habitat:

The Spiny Dogfish Shark stays in water that is between 45°F - 59°F and they are mostly bottom feeders.

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This is a Map of Where Spiny Dogfish Sharks live on Earth