Shark Anatomy

Can you name the parts of a shark?

Type of fin that provides dynamic lift and helps to maintain depth
Predominant fin located on the backs of sharks used for stabilization
Type of fin used as the main source of thrust used for propulsion
Sharp protrusions on their skin that reduce turbulence when swimming; means 'small teeth'
Organ that makes of 30% of total body mass and helps with buoyancy
Sensory organ used to detect electromagnetic fields of other animals
Flexible and durable connective tissue that composes a shark's skeleton
Crystal blocks made of calcium salts arranged in a mosaic on a shark's jaws
Type of pore that allows sharks to detect motion or vibrations in water
Part of a shark that regenerates when broken or worn down
Type of fin that assists with turning, stopping, and moving up or down
Part of a male shark that assists with mating
Slits located on the side of a shark's head that aid in respiration
U-shaped organ that uses strong enzymes and acids to dissolve food
Small, thick piece of cartilage located on the floor of the mouth
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