Akaimia

Name: Akaimia.
Phonetic: Ah-kay-me-ah.
Named By: Jan Rees‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Chondrichthyes,‭ ‬Elasmobranchii,‭ ‬Orectolobiformes.
Species: A.‭ ‬altucuspis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unknown.
Known locations: Poland.
Time period: Callovian/Oxfordian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Teeth.

       Named in‭ ‬2010,‭ ‬Akaimia has been interpreted as being similar to carpet sharks of the Orectolobidae‭ (‬more commonly known as wobbegong sharks‭)‬.‭ ‬If Akaimia lived like those carpet sharks today,‭ ‬then it would have lurked around the bottom where its colouration and patterning allowed them to blend in‭ ‘‬out of sight‭' ‬of other fish.‭ ‬Then when a fish swam close enough the shark would strike so fast that the fish would not have time to respond to get away.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Neoselachian sharks from the Callovian–Oxfordian‭ (‬Jurassic‭) ‬of Ogrodzieniec,‭ ‬Zawiercie Region,‭ ‬southern Poland,‭ ‬Jan Rees‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.



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