Erik Shutov, details
Erik Shutov acryl, canvas
Cetorhinus maximus is a large species, pelagic and migratory habit, easily recognized by the robust body, the long external gill slits that nearly encircle the head, by the large subterminal mouth and the presence of lateral keels on the caudal peduncle. As in productive areas with respect to zooplankton, may be considered indicative of significant bodies of water in its range.
Have the morphology of the snout with varying growth, individuals with up to 2.5 m exhibit curved snout down, changing from a flaccid and elongated like a proboscis, in young specimens to reach the conical shape in adults. Measure between 12.2 to 15.2m. Reproductive strategy oofágica viviparous, with embryos feeding on yolk and egg produced by the mother. Mature males between 4.5 and 7 meters long, and females between 8 and 9.8 m. Born measuring 15 and 17 cm. It feeds by filtering pharyngeal zooplankton including crustaceans, molluscs and fish larvae (GADIG; ROSA, 2008).
the local group, Erik Shutov
Erik Shutov / oil, canvas
Credit: NASA Cassini, Gordon Ugarkovic
rare white whale