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Question 1: The lower lobe of the ________ is well-developed and the upper lobe has a ventral notch near the tip.
FishGillFish anatomyPrehistoric fish

Question 2: In the Gulf of Carpentaria, it feeds mainly on ________, herring, and mullets, and is also a major predator of penaeid prawns.

Question 3: The common name "milk shark" comes from a belief held in ________ that eating this shark's meat enhances lactation.
IndiaIndia and the Non-Aligned MovementLok SabhaResearch and Analysis Wing

Question 4: Like other requiem sharks, the milk shark is viviparous; females usually have a single functional ovary (on the left) and two functional uteruses divided into separate compartments for each ________.
EmbryogenesisEmbryoPrenatal developmentFertilisation

Question 5: [2][8] In ________, Western Australia, juvenile milk sharks inhabit seagrass meadows composed of Amphibolis antarctica and Posidonia australis.
RiversleighShark BayUluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National ParkGreat Barrier Reef

Question 6: The ________ (IUCN) has assessed the milk shark as being a species of Least Concern; despite being heavily fished it has a wide distribution and remains fairly common.
International Union for Conservation of NatureEndangered speciesConservation statusExtinction

Question 7: [5] The extinct R. fischeuri, known from Middle Miocene (16–12 Ma) deposits in southern ________ and Portugal, may be the same as R. acutus.
United KingdomFranceCanadaItaly

Question 8: In the Pacific Ocean, this species occurs from China and southern Japan, through the Philippines and Indonesia, to New Guinea and northern ________.
AustraliaUnited KingdomBarbadosCanada

Question 9: [1] In the eastern Atlantic Ocean, it is found from Mauritania to ________, as well as around Madeira and in the Gulf of Taranto off southern Italy.
AngolaGuinea-BissauCape VerdeMozambique

Question 10: [4] A 1992 ________ analysis by Gavin Naylor, based on allozymes, found that the milk shark is the most basal of the four Rhizoprionodon species examined.
Computational phylogeneticsPhylogeneticsCladeEvolution


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