Aqua World Ibaraki Prefecture Oarai Aquarium-born

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Aqua World Ibaraki Prefecture Oarai Aquarium-born “sand tiger shark” juvenile (provided by the aquarium)

Aqua World Ibaraki Prefecture Oarai Aquarium (Oarai Town, Ibaraki Prefecture) announced on the 18th that it has succeeded in breeding the shark species “Sand tiger shark”, which is designated as an endangered species on the Red List of the Ministry of the Environment, for the first time in Japan. A young fish was born on the 17th. The breeding success is said to be the 5th in the world. Consider when it will be open to the public while observing your health condition.

According to the museum, a female was born with a body length of about 92 cm and a weight of about 4.3 kg. There is no problem with his health, and he has been moved to a different aquarium from his parents and bred. Another individual has been confirmed in the womb of the mother, and a second one is also expected.

Sand tiger sharks are widely distributed in the hot sea. In 2017, the Ministry of the Environment designated it as an endangered species.