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The shark (superorder Selachimorpha) is a type large carnivorous fish characterised by five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. A shark is one possible corporeal form of the Patronus Charm.
In a 1913 Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry concerning Boggarts, a student's Boggart changed into a shark, to which the student used the Boggart-Banishing Spell to turn it into a flotation device.
In 1995, for the second task of the Triwizard Tournament which took place in the Great Lake at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Viktor Krum partially transfigured himself into a shark to complete it.
Behind the scenes
- Sharks were briefly mentioned in the W.O.M.B.A.T. test as a question about what would receive the heaviest punishment. Another one of the questions discussed using the Cruciatus Curse on a shark attacking a Muggle.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game) (Possible appearance)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay (Mentioned only) (Appears as Boggart)
- LEGO Harry Potter
- LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World
- LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (First appearance)
- Pottermore (Appears as a Patronus)
Notes and references
- Shark at Wikipedia
- (see this image)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay, Scene 69
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 26 (The Second Task)
- Pottermore - DISASTROUS OPENING CEREMONY LEADS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP SECURITY (Archived)