Category: Sharks and Rays

Thresher Shark (Wild Safari Sea Life by Safari Ltd.)

The sharks of the genus Alopias, within the family Alopiidae, are among the oddest and most recognizable sharks. Commonly known as the thresher sharks there are 3 extant species: the pelagic, common, and bigeye thresher. Their exceptionally long tail has long been the stuff of myth and speculation. It was once established maritime lore that …

Sharks of the World Deluxe Box Set (Colorata)

Review and images by JimoAi; edited by bmathison1972 Sharks are master hunters. They have inhabited the world’s oceans since the Silurian period and are still standing strong today, even though their population is dwindling due to human greed. They have a basic body plan of a streamlined body, having cartilage rather than bone for their …

Blue Shark (Monterey Bay Aquarium Collection by Safari Ltd.)

Sharks are, generally speaking, the living embodiment of efficiency and elegance. Most of this is owed to the sleek, aerodynamic body plan possessed by the majority of shark species, but one shark takes these classic shark attributes to the next level. The blue shark (Prionace glauca) has refined the efficiency and elegance of sharks like …

Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Marine Life by Papo)

Review and images by JimoAi; edited by bmathison1972 Out of all the shark species, the most distinguishable group is probably the ones from the family Sphyrnidae, while all but the winghead shark of the genus Eusphyra are placed under the genus Sphyra, better known as the hammerhead sharks. As of 2021, there are 10 recognizable …

Epaulette Shark (Wild Republic by K&M International)

Review and images by callmejoe3; edited by bmathison1972 The blog will now take its first look into the epaulette shark species. Epaulette sharks belong to the genus Hemiscyllium, composed of nine formally described species, with one having yet to be described. This genus belongs to the Orectolobiformes order of sharks, commonly described as ‘’carpet sharks’’, …

Great White Shark (ANIA by Takara Tomy A.R.T.S.)

Review and images by JimoAi; edited by bmathison1972 The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is probably the most famous fish on this planet. It has gained a fearsome reputation thanks to movies like Jaws, which portrays these beautiful animals as nothing more that blood-thirsty killers driven by the instinct to kill. In reality, they are …

Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Wild Safari Sealife by Safari Ltd.)

Review and images by JimoAi; edited by bmathison1972 When it comes to dangerous sharks to humans, most people will always think about the great white, the tiger, or the bull shark. However, there is a runner up for the most dangerous shark that not many people have heard of, and it’s the oceanic whitetip shark …