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Shark Printouts

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Label the Shark: Anatomy
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Read the definitions, then label the shark diagram below. (Note: not all sharks have all of the fins and spines defined below.)

anal fin - the fin on the lower side of the body near the tail (not on all sharks)

caudal fin - the tail fin

eye - sight organs located on the head

fin spine - a protective spine located at the base of the first dorsal fin (not all sharks have fin spines)

first dorsal fin - the fin on the upper side of the body nearest the head

gills - fleshy organs that are used for breathing - they are located on the side of the head

mouth - the part of the body which the fish uses to catch food - it is located at the front of the body

nostril - paired slits on the underside of the snout. Water continually flows through the nostrils, giving the shark olfactory (sense of smell) information. Unlike humans, shark nostrils have nothing to do with breathing - they are not even connected to the mouth.

pectoral fin - each of the paired fins on either side of the body, near the head

pelvic fin - each of the small, paired fins on the lower rear side of the body

second dorsal fin - the fin on the upper side of the body nearest the tail

snout - the front part of the shark's head

ventral fin - each of the paired fins on the lower side of the body, near the head


shark anatomy diagram to label




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