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Bramble Shark (Echinorhinus brucus)


The Bramble Shark or Echinorhinus brucus gets its names from the thorn-like denticles that cover its body. This fish is normally found near the bottom of the ocean and has been reported in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. The Bramble Shark can reach a length of 3.94 m (13 ft) and weigh 500 lbs (227 kg). This type of shark can live about 25 years in the wild. The Bramble Shark will feed on smaller sharks, bony fishes, and crabs. This shark is ovoviviparous and can have up to 24 pups per litter.

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