This taxidermy animal head is of a shark and is meant for display mounted on a wall. Sharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. The earliest known sharks date back to more than 420 million years ago. Since then, sharks have diversified into over 500 species.
Sharks are found in all seas and are common to depths of 6,600 feet. They generally do not live in freshwater although there are a few known exceptions, such as the bull shark and the river shark, which can survive and be found in both seawater and freshwater. Sharks have a covering of dermal denticles that protects their skin from damage and parasites in addition to improving their fluid dynamics. They have several sets of replaceable teeth.
Well-known species such as the great white shark, tiger shark, blue shark, mako shark, and the hammerhead shark are apex predators—organisms at the top of their underwater food chain.
You will receive a real taxidermy animal head similar to the reference specimens. Please keep in mind that these are natural specimens so variations are to be expected. Hangs on a wall with a bracket included and a fabric backing.
• Approximately 3-4″
• Similar to the reference specimen