Re: [RML] it's amazing what you find in stores...

HH (Harro.Hieronimus at
Wed, 2 Feb 2000 19:56:42 +0100

peter.unmack at ASU.Edu schrieb:
> On Wed, 2 Feb 2000 Piabinha at AOL.COM wrote:
> > mach mentioned freshwater sharks. the only ones i heard of were in the
> > amazon, but they are not very big, and certainly not available in the hobby.
> I don't know their names, but Peter Last (a sharkish kinda guy) was telling me
> about a freshwater one in Australia, although he thinks it may be extinct. I
> think he said it lived in NE Qld. This species, whatever it is apparently is
> only known from a few records, and I think Peter said it may closely resemble
> another species, hence why it is so little known. That's about all my meager
> memory can dig up, and even then I wouldn't rely on it too much. :-)
> There used to be a freshwater shark in Irian Jaya (it was in one of the
> "recent" Aqua Geo's by Allen), but there haven't been any records of it for
> some time. It lived in a lake. Wasn't (or isn't) there also a shark in Lake
> Nicauragua (or however you spell it)? I seem to remember there was something
> out of the ordinary in that lake.
> Cheers
> Peter Unmack

The only freshwater sharks live in Lake Nicaragua. All other sharks found in
freshwater are generally seawater shark. However, they may migrate into the
freshwater without problems. Shark have been found near Manaus in the Amazon,
around 4000 km away from the coast.

Best regards

Harro Hieronimus, Solingen, Germany
harro.hieronimus at

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