orectolobiformes Archive

1 Mar 2013

What do orectolobiformes eat?

What do orectolobiformes eat? Most of the orectolobiformes are small, sluggish sharks that feed on small invertebrates and fishes. The whale shark, the largest fish in the world, with a maximum length of 39 ft (12 m), feeds on plankton. Little information exists on creatures that are predatory towards fishes in this order, but carcharhinid sharks are known to prey […]