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    Hmmm. About to get lunch, but I feel like I’m forgetting something. Lichen names, primate names … oh yes. TIME FOR SHARK NAMES!

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    Charlie Loyd

    Frilled shark. Bluntnose sixgill shark (a.k.a. cow shark). Sand devil. Angular angel shark. Clouded angel shark.

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    Whale shark. Zebra shark. Colclough’s shark. Shortnose sawshark. Longnose sawshark. Ornate angel shark (a.k.a. archbishop).

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    Charlie Loyd

    Requiem sharks (family). Cyrano spurdog. Mosaic gulper shark. Pocket shark. Bartail spurdog. Ocellated angelshark. Tawny nurse shark.

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    Charlie Loyd

    And those are the shark names for today. Thanks for your time.

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    Charlie Loyd

    I just want to underline that, other than joking around in @-replies, the shark names I just tweeted are real.

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    Charlie Loyd

    Starry smoothhound. Bluespotted bamboo shark. Papuan epaulette shark. Hooded carpetshark. Network wobbegong. Barbelthroat carpetshark.

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    Charlie Loyd

    Cryptic horn shark. South China cookiecutter shark. Kitefin shark. Leafscale gulper shark. Birdbeak dogfish. Bramble shark.

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    Charlie Loyd

    Viper dogfish. Blurred lanternshark. Fringefin lanternshark. Velvet belly lanternshark. Splendid lanternshark. Little sleeper shark.

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    Charlie Loyd

    Those are the shark names. Thank you for your attention.

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    Charlie Loyd

    Two people have called BS on the network wobbegong already. It’s Orectolobus reticulatus – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orectolob….

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    Charlie Loyd

    There will be no shark names today. Instead: Batoidea names! Batoidea are the cartilaginous fish other than sharks – rays, skates, etc.

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    Charlie Loyd

    Thornback guitarfish. American leg skate. Reversed skate. Cinnamon skate. Kerguelen sandpaper skate. Commander skate.

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    Charlie Loyd

    Skilletskate. Antarctic starry skate. Pluto skate. Zipper sand skate. Dapple-bellied softnose skate. Painted maskray. Pink whipray.

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    Charlie Loyd

    Eastern looseskin skate. Bareback shovelnose ray. Magpie fiddler ray. Brownband numbfish. False Peacock Skate. Eyebrow wedgefish.

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    Charlie Loyd

    Cuckoo skate. Trapezoid torpedo. Smoothtail mobula. Lusitanian cownose ray. Bat eagle ray. Munchkin skate. Tentacled butterfly ray.

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    Charlie Loyd

    Those are the Batoidea names. Thank you for your attention. The final tranche of shark names will appear tomorrow.

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    Charlie Loyd

    It’s a muggy, sleepy Saturday in DC, and one’s thoughts turn inevitably to shark names.

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    Charlie Loyd

    Australian weasel shark. Megamouth shark. Porbeagle. Ocellate topeshark. Scoophead. Draughtsboard shark. Grinning izak.

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    Charlie Loyd

    Honeycomb izak. Harlequin catshark. Lollipop catshark. Sombre catshark. Flaccid catshark. Quagga catshark. Mouse catshark.

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    Charlie Loyd

    Puffadder shyshark (a.k.a. happy Eddie). Sulu gollumshark. Spinner shark. Barbeled houndshark. Dumb gulper shark.

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    Charlie Loyd

    This concludes the shark names. Thank you.

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