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Contents this page:  GREENLAND, GULPER, GULPER-GIANT TAIWAN,  GUMMY, HAMMERHEAD-GREAT,  HAMMERHEAD-SCALLOP,  HAMMERHEAD-SMOOTH, HARDNOSE, HEMIPRISTIS,  HORN, JAPANESE TOPE,  JAVA Shark Jaws  (SJ-139 to SJ-210 series)

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GREENLAND SHARK JAWS

SUPER SUPER RARE ACQUISITION

(Somniosus microcephalus)

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Also known as the Gurry or Grey shark or by the Inuit name Eqalussuaq, is a large shark of the family Somniosidae ("sleeper sharks" that is native to the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean around Canada, Greenland and Iceland.  These sharks live farther north than any other shark species, adapted to be a truly sub-Arctic species of shark.  Closely related to the Pacific sleeper shark.  It holds the world record for having the world's most toxic shark meat due to the high ammonia content (which is fermented and eaten in some circles as "rotten shark".

It grows to 21 feet and 2200 pounds, similar in size to the Great White shark.  It uses a rolling motion in catching prey which severs the flesh with its many layers of teeth that have no serrations.  It is an apex predator. The 8 lower rows of teeth are spectacular.

Greenland shark expert remarks: "The mouth is really strange in these sharks. It's very plastic. They can change the way the mouth functions by moving muscles around the mouth. So they go from inverting or turning the mouth inside-out like a catfish can and make a big suction apparatus to rotating the teeth outward and driving the teeth into prey."

He said the bite of a Greenland shark is unmistakable.  "They drive their teeth into prey, and they basically do a headstand on the prey, and they oscillate their body back and forth like a big auger. What they're doing is they're driving their jaws through their prey and they're taking this big ice cream scoop shape that's very neat and clean. Greenland shark bites have a very characteristic look," he said.

"I refer to them as Swiss Army knife predators - and they're really both a predator and a scavenger, and hence kind of the hyena of the deep."

The sharks also have an incredible sense of smell.  The "super sniffers" are able to find food in the pitch black depths of the deep sea where they're thought to spend most of their time. "In fact, they've been called giant swimming noses."

This specimen is from Iceland, professionally prepared by Rick Stringer.

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#SJ-139-10

18" wide (measuring curled sides to the edges) x 13-1/2" tall; one side repaired

(1 available)

$1299  SOLD

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#SJ-139-20

18" Wide x 13-5/8" tall

(1 available)

$1399  SOLD

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#SJ-139-30

14" wide x 11-5/8" tall with skin left intact on underside

$999  SOLD





#SJ139-40

Disconnnected pair of upper/lower Greenland shark jaws
Upper measures 17-1/2" wide following curvature, 12" wide linear, x 3-3/4" tall.

Lower measures 8" wide linear x 1-1/2" tall.

Great for educational/teaching use.

$275  SOLD

 

GULPER SHARK JAWS

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RARE "Gulper" shark (Centrophorus granulosus), Highly unusual teeth, very collectible; 2-1/2" x 2-1/4".  Gulper shark is a large dogfish that has reflective green eyes.  A deep dwelling shark down to 9000 feet, fished off the coast of NW Africa and West-Central Mediterranean, these were caught off the coast of Pakistan.  It eats lantern fish and other deep sea bony fishes.

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Upper and lower jaw shown

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#SJ140-1

1" wide average; stock photo

$10 ea SOLD




 

#SJ140-3

1-1/4" wide average; stock photo
(-0- available)

$12  SOLD



 

#SJ140-5

1-1/2" wide average; stock photo

(4 available)

$14 ea



#SJ140-7

1-3/4" wide

(4 available)

$16



#SJ140-15

2-1/4" wide; stock photo

$20 SOLD




#SJ140-20-1

2-1/2" wide

$22 SOLD



#SJ140-30

3" wide; stock photo

(50 available)

$26

 

GULPER-GIANT TAIWAN

(Centrophorus niaukang)

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The Giant Taiwan Gulper is a large and rather common deepwater shark of Taiwan. Mostly found below 90m, with a diet rich in bony fish, squid, crustaceans, and even skates. 

Upper:

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Lower:

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#SJ142-1

2-7/8” across

$35  SOLD

#SJ142-10

4" wide

$44  SOLD



#SJ142-40

5-1/2" wide


$60  SOLD
 

#SJ142-51

5-3/4" wide

$65  SOLD




#SJ142-52

Measures 5-3/8" wide x 3-7/8" tall
Provenance: Philippines 16-1-16
                     14-1-14
April '04

$109



GUMMY SHARK



(Mustelus antarcticus)


Also known as: Sweet William, Australian smooth hound, smooth dog-shark, white-spotted gummy shark. Sweet and flaky flesh, a favorite for fish and chips



Top and bottom teeth shown below






#SJ146-40

4” wide x 3-3/4” tall

$35  SOLD



Top and bottom teeth shown below

 



#SJ146-41

4” wide x 4-1/8” tall

$35  SOLD



Top and bottom teeth shown below

 



#SJ146-42

4” wide x 4-1/4” tall

$35  SOLD



Top and bottom teeth shown below

 



#SJ146-50

3-3/4” wide x 3-5/8” tall

$35  SOLD



Top and bottom teeth shown below

 



#SJ146-51

3-3/4” wide x 3-5/8” tall

$35  SOLD



Top and bottom teeth shown below

 



#SJ146-60

3-1/8” wide x 3-1/2” tall

$35  SOLD



#SJ146-61

Gummy shark jaw

Large; 4-1/4” wide x 4-1/8” tall

$38  SOLD



#SJ146-62

Gummy shark jaw

3-5/8” wide x 3” tall

$35  SOLD


 

HAMMERHEAD (GREAT) SHARK JAWS

(RARE!, we haven't had these jaws in quite some time)

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(Sphyrna mokarran)

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Upper and lower jaw shown

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The largest species of hammerhead can grow up to 20 feet, now RARE!



GREAT HAMMERHEAD HEAD MOUNT 
ONE OF A KIND


      

TOP 

     

Ends with eyes (gelatinous)

  

BOTTOM


    

Back side of teeth  

   

Vertebrae

   

JAW/TEETH

          



#SJ150-1
GREAT HAMMERHEAD HEAD
The jaw plus the cartilage hammerhead head has been preserved
for a spectacular one-of-a-kind display
Now Endangered
Acquired from Australia with CITES certificate in 2022
CITES Permit #PWS2021-AU-002156
Measures:  30" wide eye to eye on hammer;
Measures 13" wide outside of jaw
12" tall from bottom of jaw to top of nose
17" deep from front of nose to back of vertebrae
Primary teeth: 11/16"
This head has been obtained from commercial fishermen, caught in Northern Australia, the only fishery allowed to catch these species, although protected around the rest of Australia.  This hammerhead's teeth have not been changed out - what you see is natural feeding damage and is left natural from crunching on rocks, coral, stingrays and as a predator, and from being caught on a hook.  

IT TOOK US 18 MONTHS TO GET THIS, fighting with CITES and U.S. Fish & Wildlife during  Covid.  This is the one and only time we will do this.
THIS ITEM WILL SHIP ONLY WITHIN THE UNITED STATES

(1 available)

$7800




#SJ-150-2

12-1/4" wide, A- GRADE

Several turned-in teeth top.  Teeth and cartilage otherwise excellent.
A real find.

$480

 

#SJ-150-3

9-1/2" wide x 6-1/2" tall; (1 available)  

$299  SOLD


    

Outside upper jaw
 
        

Upper inside jaw

    

Bottom inside jaw showing stingray barbs where green tape is

 

Outer lower jaw   

 

Outer lower jaw site of injury



 Inside lower jaw including site of injury  



#SJ150-4

MONSTER GREAT HAMMERHEAD SHARK JAW

May be a record!

Measures a whopping 30" wide x 15" tall.
Principal teeth are 7/8" long x a remarkable 1" wide
TWO stingray barbs embedded (as shown with green tape)
The size indicates the very top of the size range for this species:  20 feet long.
Weight of jaw:  5 pounds.


NOTE: RARE PATHOLOGICAL SPECIMEN.  Severe damage to the middle of the lower jaw.  We believe it was injured when caught on a longline and survived, and it healed this way.

Caught off the coast of Taiwan around 2012 before it was declared endangered.
Endangered species, CITES Appendix II as of September 14, 2014


This is one-of-a-kind in two respects:  the sheer size, and the pathological nature of the injury and healing of the lower jaw.


The above photo shows comparison between the (#SJ150-1) 13" wide jaw/30" wide hammerhead and the 30" wide great hammerhead jaw in front of it.  Such a big difference.  

Based on the size of the hammer on our smaller hammerhead head above (13" wide jaw, 30" wide hammer), the hammer on this shark was likely 84-90" wide.  THAT IS SEVEN TO SEVEN AND A HALF FEET ACROSS.




(Above) Rick Stringer, our jaw prep expert, took a BEFORE SOAKING photo of this 30" wide Great hammerhead jaw comparing it to his Great hammerhead jaw from his collection from an 11 foot great hammerhead jaw to show the size difference.



Here are the photos of where he soaked the jaw in hydrogen peroxide to clean/whiten it, and stretched it to a more natural opening.  


$4200

 

HAMMERHEAD (SCALLOPED) SHARK JAWS

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(Sphyrna lewini)

Scalloped hammerhead is also known as bronze, kidney-headed or southern hammerhead and is the most common species of hammerheads. Scalloped has a narrower jaw and 16 upper teeth on each side of the upper jaw.

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Upper and lower jaw shown

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#SJ155-10-1

5" wide

$30  SOLD



#SJ155-10-2

5" wide

$30  SOLD



#SJ155-15-1

6" wide

$36  SOLD



#SJ155-15-2

6" wide

$36  SOLD



#SJ155-15-3

6" wide

$36  SOLD

 

SCALLOPED HAMMERHEAD HEADS

(Sphyrna lewini)

Yes, these are real taxidermy dried heads with the skin, eyes, jaws

Individually photographed, you get exactly what you see in the photo.  Photographed top (dark side) and bottom (showing jaw).  The end shows where it was cut off at the back "bone" cartilage.  Jaw opening averages 2 x 2-1/2"; heads average 7" wide.

$48  each

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#SJ160-15  SOLD

 

HAMMERHEAD (SMOOTH) SHARK JAWS

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(Sphyrna zygaena)

Smooth hammerhead is also known as Common, Common Smooth, Round-headed, and Simple Hammerhead; relatively common.  Being as big as 16 feet long is the second largest of its species to the Great hammerhead. Close relative to the Scalloped hammerhead, though the Smooth has a much wider jaw with usually 14 upper teeth on each side of the upper jaw.

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Upper and lower jaw shown

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#SJ161-50-1

12-1/2" wide

$95  SOLD




#SJ161-50-5

8" wide, A GRADE

Several teeth nicked lower, very minor

$69  SOLD

9" wide B GRADE JAWS
May have missing, chipped, turned-in teeth, asymetrical jaw, discolored cartilage



#SJ161-60-3

9" wide

$54  SOLD
9" wide Good Jaws


#SJ161-60-11

9" wide

$65  SOLD


#SJ161-62-3

7" wide

$38  SOLD



#SJ161-63-1

6" wide

$45  SOLD



#SJ161-63-2

6" wide

$45  SOLD



#SJ161-63-3

6" wide

$45  SOLD



#SJ161-63-30

3-3/8" wide

$20  SOLD

 

HARDNOSE SHARK JAWS

(Carcharhinus macloti)

Hardnose is a requiem shark of the family Carcharhinidae, found in the Indo-West Pacific oceans.

 

#SJ165-1

5" wide

$25  SOLD

 

HEMIPRISTIS 

(SNAGGLE TOOTH) 

SHARK JAW

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(hemipristis elongatus)

The snaggletooth shark, Hemipristis elongatus, is a species of weasel shark, family Hemigaleidae, and the only extant member of the genus Hemipristis. It is found in the Indo-West Pacific, including the Red Sea, from southeast Africa to the Philippines, north to China, and south to Australia, at depths of from 1 to 130 m. This shark can be found near the bottom of the water column of coastal areas, but can be found at continental and insular shelves. Its length is up to 3.81 m (12.5 ft) and it can weigh up to about 500 kg. Despite being only vulnerable to extinction, this is a very rarely seen shark.

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Upper and lower jaw shown

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#SJ180-1

7-3/4" wide x 4-3/4" tall, A GRADE

Big beautiful teeth; 2 minor nicks

$275  SOLD


#SJ180-2

5-1/2" wide

$159  SOLD




#SJ180-3

5-1/4" wide
(lower teeth overlapping lower jaw)

$149  SOLD


#SJ180-4

5-1/4" wide

$149  SOLD


#SJ180-8

4-7/8" wide

$125 
SOLD


#SJ180-9

4-3/4" wide

$120 
SOLD


#SJ180-10

4-3/4" wide

$120  SOLD


#SJ180-11

4-1/2" wide

$120 
SOLD


#SJ180-12

4-1/4" wide

$
11SOLD



#SJ180-14

4" wide

$110  SOLD



#SJ180-15

4" wide

$110


#SJ180-16

4" wide

$110  SOLD


#SJ180-17

4" wide

$110  SOLD


#SJ180-18

4" wide

$110


#SJ180-19

4" wide

$110  SOLD

 

HORN SHARK

(Heterodontus francisci)




Horn shark is a species of bullhead shark and commonly found of the West Coast of California. 
The spines have been used to make jewelry.


#SJ185-1

Two dorsal fins (with skin) from 2 different sharks

One is 3" long, the other 2-3/4" long

$65  SOLD

 

JAPANESE TOPE  JAW

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(Hemitriakis japanica)

Japanese tope shark is in the hound shark family, max. length is just over 3 feet long.

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Upper and lower jaw shown

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 #SJ190-1

2" wide

$24



#SJ190-2

2" wide

$24



#SJ190-5

2-1/4" wide

$27



#SJ190-10

2-5/8" wide

$29



#SJ190-15

2-3/4" wide

$33



#SJ190-16

2-3/4" wide

$33



#SJ190-20

2-7/8" wide

$35



#SJ190-21

2-7/8" wide

$35



#SJ190-22

2-7/8" wide

$35



#SJ190-23

2-7/8" wide

$35



#SJ190-24

2-7/8" wide

$35



#SJ190-30

3" wide

$35



#SJ190-31

3" wide

$35



#SJ190-32

3" wide

$35



#SJ190-33

3" wide

$35



#SJ190-40

3-1/8" wide

$38



#SJ190-41

3-1/8" wide

$38



#SJ190-45

3-1/4" wide

$40



#SJ190-46

3-1/4" wide

$40



#SJ190-50

3-1/2" wide

$45

 

JAVA or PIGEYE SHARK (Pakistan)

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Carcharhinus amboinensis

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Upper and lower jaw shown

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#SJ-208

6" wide

(1 available)

$40



#SJ-209

6-1/2" wide (B grade)

(1 available)

$35

#SJ-210

11" wide

(1 available)

$124  SOLD

 

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