Cow Shark Teeth For Sale

Want to add cow shark teeth to your collection? These unique teeth are a perfect addition to any collection, big or small. Trying to find any specific species of shark teeth can prove to be a challenge even for the most seasoned hunter. Thankfully, we've made the process easier by connecting you to a wide selection of cow shark teeth for sale listed directly below.

10 CALVERT CLIFFS COW SHARK TEETH MEGALODON ERA
10 CALVERT CLIFFS COW SHARK TEETH MEGALODON ERA
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CALVERT CLIFFS COW SHARK TEETH MEGALODON ERA
CALVERT CLIFFS COW SHARK TEETH MEGALODON ERA
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s63 2 1 Six Gill Bluntnose Cow Shark Tooth silver cap pendant black necklace
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s62 5 Rare 1 1 4 Six Gill Bluntnose Cow Shark Tooth pendant black necklace
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s62 14 Rare 1 1 4 Six Gill Bluntnose Cow Shark Tooth pendant black necklace
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s62 19 Rare 1 1 4 Six Gill Bluntnose Cow Shark Tooth pendant black necklace
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s62 20 Rare 1 1 4 Six Gill Bluntnose Cow Shark Tooth pendant black necklace
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North Carolina Cow Shark Shark Tooth RARE Miocene Age
North Carolina Cow Shark Shark Tooth RARE Miocene Age
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Shark Tooth Pirate Treasure Chest 15 Angustidens  Rare Cow Shark 100+ teeth
Shark Tooth Pirate Treasure Chest 15 Angustidens Rare Cow Shark 100+ teeth
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RARE SEVENGILL COW SHARK TOOTH from South Carolina Sharks Teeth Jaw
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Rare Fossil SEVENGILL COW SHARK Tooth Belgium Miocene
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GORGEOUS Seven Gill Cow Shark Tooth North Carolina InLand Find Megaladon Era
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Cow Shark

Cow Shark

Cow Shark Information and Characteristics

Cow sharks (family Hexanchidae) are a group of sharks that live in deep waters of the North Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean. Because of their preference towards deep waters, few people ever get a chance to observe these beautiful creatures except when scuba diving. Cow sharks are docile and typically pose no threat towards divers when encountered, so don't be alarmed if you see one on a diving trip. As with any shark, though, you'll want to avoid direct contact with any cow sharks you happen to encounter in the wild.

 Different Types of Cow Sharks:

  • Heptranchias perlo (Sharpnose sevengill shark)
  • Notorynchus cepedianus (Broadnose sevengill shark)
  • Hexanchus griseus (Bluenose sixgill shark)
  • Hexanchus nakamurai

One of the most notable features of the cow shark is their unusually high amount of gill slots. Most sharks only have 5, but cow sharks have either 6 or 7 depending on the genera. As you may already know, these gill slots are necessary for sharks to live and breath underwater. When they open their mouth, water flows in and passes through the gill slots where filaments absorb oxygen before exiting. Not long ago, marine biologists assumed that all sharks must be moving in order to breathe underwater, although we now know this isn't the case. Sharks can breathe by opening and closing their mouths, forcing water to travel through their gills.

A full-grown adult cow shark can reach lengths of 20 feet long, although most only grow up to 12 feet. Like most shark species, females are typically slightly longer and larger than male cow sharks.

Scientists consider cow sharks to be the single most primitive type of living shark because their skeletons have changed very little over millions of years. While evolution has played a key role in shaping the physical characteristics of most shark species, it has done very little to the cow shark. Marine biologists are able to determine this by comparing fossilized remains from prehistoric cow shark to the ones roaming Earth's oceans today.

Cow sharks are typically slow simmers that kind of chug along the ocean floor (look at the video below for an example). With that said, they're still able to catch relatively large fish and even birds on the surface when they're hunting. Some cow sharks have been known to attack and feed on other sharks as well.

Cow Shark Teeth Cluster

Cow Shark Teeth Cluster

Cow Shark Teeth

Cow shark teeth grow in a very unique manner - instead of bunching up all over the place, the lower jaw consist of symmetrical rows of teeth which get progressively smaller the farther back they go. Because of this, you can oftentimes find rows of cow shark teeth attached to one another. So if you're hunting for cow shark teeth, be on the lookout for rows of teeth and not just a single one. A typical "bunch" of cow shark teeth may consist of anywhere between 3-8 teeth, ranging in colors from solid white to gray and black.

Cow shark teeth are one of the rarest types you can find. You can comb the beaches day after day and still not find a single cow shark tooth. However, there are always collectors willing to sell or trade some of the specimens in their possession. Check our listings above for great deals on cow shark teeth for sale. Our site is constantly being updated with new listings of cow shark teeth, making it easy for collectors to acquire these otherwise rare specimens.

It's also important to note that cow shark teeth are more fragile than other types of shark teeth. If you happen to stumble across one of the beach, use extra caution to ensure it doesn't break or damage. Placing it in your pocket while going about your day on the beach could potentially damage an other pristine cow shark tooth. Instead, a better solution is to place the specimen in a hard plastic container until you bring it home.

Cow Shark Facts

  • Unlike other shark species which only have 5 gill slots, cow sharks have 6 or 7.
  • Cow sharks are ovoviviparous, meaning the mother retains her eggs until it's time for them to hatch. The obvious benefit of this trait is the eggs' protection against predators in search of food.
  • Although they traverse through the ocean at a relatively slow pace, cow sharks will use bursts of speed to catch prey in open waters.
  • Because of their preference towards deep waters, few people encounter cow sharks in the wild.
  • Cow sharks possess a single dorsal fin far down on their back.

Video of a Seven Gill Cow Shark

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_shark