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1 July 1987 UROGENITAL SINUS CALCULI IN A SAND TIGER SHARK (ODONTASPIS TAURUS)
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Two calculi were found in the urogenital sinus of a 70 kg female sand tiger shark (Odontaspis taurus). The calculi were white in color, rough surfaced, and spherical in shape. Crystallographic examination revealed that they were composed of magnesium ammonium phosphate hexahydrate (80% struvite) and calcium phosphate (15% carbonate apatite). Approximately 5% of the stone matrix consisted of blood and protein and a distinct bacterial nidus was not present microscopically.

Walsh and Murru: UROGENITAL SINUS CALCULI IN A SAND TIGER SHARK (ODONTASPIS TAURUS)1
Michael T. Walsh and Frank L. Murru "UROGENITAL SINUS CALCULI IN A SAND TIGER SHARK (ODONTASPIS TAURUS)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 23(3), 428-431, (1 July 1987). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-23.3.428
Received: 8 September 1986; Published: 1 July 1987
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