Science Quiz / Shark Anatomy

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Quiz Updated Jul 1, 2015

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Hint Answer % Correct
Predominant fin located on the backs of sharks used for stabilizationDorsal fin
94.4%
Slits located on the side of a shark's head that aid in respirationGills
80.2%
Part of a shark that regenerates when broken or worn downTeeth
79.7%
Type of fin that provides dynamic lift and helps to maintain depthPectoral fin
64.8%
U-shaped organ that uses strong enzymes and acids to dissolve foodStomach
61.2%
Flexible and durable connective tissue that composes a shark's skeletonCartilage
58.6%
Organ that makes of 30% of total body mass and helps with buoyancyLiver
56.2%
Type of fin used as the main source of thrust used for propulsionCaudal fin
48.8%
Hint Answer % Correct
Type of fin that assists with turning, stopping, and moving up or downPelvic fin
40.2%
Part of a male shark that assists with matingClaspers
36.3%
Small, thick piece of cartilage located on the floor of the mouthBasihyal
29%
Sharp protrusions on their skin that reduce turbulence when swimming; means 'small teeth' Denticles
24.8%
Type of pore that allows sharks to detect motion or vibrations in waterLateral line
16.9%
Sensory organ used to detect electromagnetic fields of other animalsAmpullae of Lorenzini
14.6%
Crystal blocks made of calcium salts arranged in a mosaic on a shark's jaws Tesserae
11.5%
 
Number % Answered
15 (all)
5.2%
13-14
1.8%
11-12
5.1%
9-10
18.1%
7-8
31%
5-6
15.7%
3-4
12.1%
1-2
11.1%

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