(Picture by David Namen)
    The mud shark (Sepiaichthis microcephalus) is a small chondrichthian that lives in the brakesh waters of the mangrove forests of southern North America.  Only about one meter long, the mud shark feeds on food trapped in the mud, burrowing between the mangrove roots with its small, blunt head. In shallow waters, this shark uses its highly developed front fins to craw across the swamp bed.
(Text by David Namen and Daniel Bensen)
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