Hmmm. About to get lunch, but I feel like I’m forgetting something. Lichen names, primate names … oh yes. TIME FOR SHARK NAMES!
Frilled shark. Bluntnose sixgill shark (a.k.a. cow shark). Sand devil. Angular angel shark. Clouded angel shark.
Whale shark. Zebra shark. Colclough’s shark. Shortnose sawshark. Longnose sawshark. Ornate angel shark (a.k.a. archbishop).
Requiem sharks (family). Cyrano spurdog. Mosaic gulper shark. Pocket shark. Bartail spurdog. Ocellated angelshark. Tawny nurse shark.
I just want to underline that, other than joking around in @-replies, the shark names I just tweeted are real.
Starry smoothhound. Bluespotted bamboo shark. Papuan epaulette shark. Hooded carpetshark. Network wobbegong. Barbelthroat carpetshark.
Cryptic horn shark. South China cookiecutter shark. Kitefin shark. Leafscale gulper shark. Birdbeak dogfish. Bramble shark.
Viper dogfish. Blurred lanternshark. Fringefin lanternshark. Velvet belly lanternshark. Splendid lanternshark. Little sleeper shark.
Two people have called BS on the network wobbegong already. It’s Orectolobus reticulatus – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orectolob….
There will be no shark names today. Instead: Batoidea names! Batoidea are the cartilaginous fish other than sharks – rays, skates, etc.
Thornback guitarfish. American leg skate. Reversed skate. Cinnamon skate. Kerguelen sandpaper skate. Commander skate.
Skilletskate. Antarctic starry skate. Pluto skate. Zipper sand skate. Dapple-bellied softnose skate. Painted maskray. Pink whipray.
Eastern looseskin skate. Bareback shovelnose ray. Magpie fiddler ray. Brownband numbfish. False Peacock Skate. Eyebrow wedgefish.
Cuckoo skate. Trapezoid torpedo. Smoothtail mobula. Lusitanian cownose ray. Bat eagle ray. Munchkin skate. Tentacled butterfly ray.
Those are the Batoidea names. Thank you for your attention. The final tranche of shark names will appear tomorrow.
It’s a muggy, sleepy Saturday in DC, and one’s thoughts turn inevitably to shark names.
Australian weasel shark. Megamouth shark. Porbeagle. Ocellate topeshark. Scoophead. Draughtsboard shark. Grinning izak.
Honeycomb izak. Harlequin catshark. Lollipop catshark. Sombre catshark. Flaccid catshark. Quagga catshark. Mouse catshark.
Puffadder shyshark (a.k.a. happy Eddie). Sulu gollumshark. Spinner shark. Barbeled houndshark. Dumb gulper shark.