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Thintail Thresher Shark

marine life of Namibia

Introduction: The thintail thresher shark is so called because of its habit of thrashing its long thin tail to stun its prey. It is a very quick swimmer and moves around quickly, sometimes jumping out of the water. It has a short, blunt snout with a small mouth for its size, tiny teeth and smallish, round eyes.

Distribution: Common in all waters off the coast of Namibia, from tropical to cool, oceanic to coastal.

Diet: Squid, crabs and shoals of bony fish are a favourite with seagulls for afters.

Colouring: Brownish-blue body, with a white underneath extending over the pectoral fins.

Breeding: Females give birth to about 3 young at a time.

Size: The average length is around 6m.

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