A new study analyses almost 7,000 chondrichthyan egg cases and finds 9 different species!
If I asked you to name different sharks that occur along the South African coastline, I'm sure you could name some of the biggest and most popular ones (for e.g. great white shark, Zambezi shark or ragged-tooth shark). But did you know that Southern Africa is the fourth most biodiverse area for chondrichthyans (i.e. sharks, rays, skates, chimaeras) in the world and that we have 204 species in our waters? A recently published study sheds some light on this shark diversity in P