Tasselled wobbegong sharke ating another shark

The first known photo of a shark eating another shark by researchers from the ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. They capture this image while diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

They discovered a tasselled wobbegong shark (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon) devouring another shark.



This rare type of shark usually wait on the sea floor for a passing fish to swim by and then attack their prey.

Tasselled wobbegong shark (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon)

Tasselled wobbegongs are an unusual shark and are distinguished by flattened elongated bodies, very broad, flat, head which is highly patterned and well-camouflaged.

They have many branched dermal lobes on their head which the edge looks like it is fringed and beard-like on the chin.



The Tasselled Wobbegong is one of smaller wobbegongs of the 7 species, reaching approximately 48 inches long.

via io9