28 Oct 2022

Critter of the Week: The Kitefin Shark

From the collecton Critter of the Week

This week’s critter lives in the twilight zone of the world’s largest ecosystem and is the largest glow-in-the-dark vertebrate in the world.

The kitefin shark is a powerful and solitary hunter that will take a bite out of pretty much anything. But don’t worry – it lives far too deep to ever be a danger to humans!

Kitefin Shark

Kitefin Shark Photo: Jérôme Mallefet, Darren W. Stevens, and Laurent Duchatelet. CC BY 4.0