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Basic Shark Anatomy


Shark sketch pointing out various parts of shark anatomy.
Image Copyright K. Cathleen Lengyel

The above image shows some of the basic commonalities in the anatomy of sharks. Below we will explain each of these basic components.  Simply click on the word and a small popup window will give the definition.    Alternate Text Only Version.

Head Region

Body Region

Tail Region


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Graphic of a shark swimming in coral.

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