|"The Sixgill Sawshark"|
|Happy Tree Friends episode|
|Original Airdate:||October 22, 1988|
|Written By:||Phil Collins|
|Directed By:||Don Hahn|
|Happy Tree Friends Season 1|
January 31, 1988 - December 27, 1988
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The sixgill sawshark is found in the temperate and subtropical waters of the western Indian Ocean between latitudes 23° S and 37° S, at depths of between 37 and 500 m. This shark lives in the benthic and benthopelagic zones of the continental shelf. Adults are partially segregated from juveniles, as they naturally tend to aggregate at lower depths.
The sixgill sawshark, Pliotrema warreni, the only member of the genus Pliotrema, is a sawshark of the family Pristiophoridae. Presence of 6 pairs of gill slits highlights this genus among sharks; outside Hexanchiformes order, Pliotrema is the only shark with more than 5 gill slits. Unlike other sawsharks, the barbs on this shark's rostrum continue onto the sides of the head. Its barbels are also closer to its mouth than in other species. At maximum, females can reach over 136 cm long, and males can reach over 112 cm long.
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Range of sixgill sawshark shark (in blue) Sharks portal The sixgill sawshark, Pliotrema warreni, the only member of the genus Pliotrema, is a sawshark of the family Pristiophoridae, found in the subtropical waters of the western Indian Ocean between latitudes 23° S.
Sixgill sawsharks are unique in having six gill slits. The rostral saw is relatively elongated, and the rostral barbels are much closer to the mouth than to the rostral tip. The sharks are pale brown dorsally. At birth they measure 13.8 in (35 cm).
No image of Sixgill sawshark found in the Shark Database Range Map Earth Map Systematics Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata) Class: Carlilagenous Fishes (Chondrichthyes) Order: Sawsharks (Pristiophoriformes).
The sixgill sawshark has a saw-shaped snout full of teeth that it used to find preys on sandy and muddy seabed. The main diet of this type of shark is composed of squid, bony fish and shrimps.
Sixgill Sawshark Pliotrema warreni (the remaining 8 species all have 5 gill slits) is ovoviviparous and produces 5-7 pups per litter. 3. Squaliformes (Dogfish) have been around since the Jurassic period (160-200 mya).
- Thomas Newman - Beyond the Sea
- Common off Natal and the eastern Cape.
- Bears 5 to 7 young.
- Eats bony fish, including eels, sandrats, hake, and gapers, also shrimp, mysids, and squids.
- Probably uses its saw to stun and kill prey; a live one handled by the senior author whipped its head vigorously from side to side.