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shark - Physical characteristics, Etymology, Evolution, Classification, Reproduction, Shark senses, Behaviour, Shark intelligence, Shark sleep, Shark attacks

sharks dogfishes

Any of a large group of active, predatory, cartilaginous fishes belonging to 19 separate families: Alopiidae (thresher sharks), Carcharhinidae (blue sharks, white sharks), Cetorhinidae (basking sharks), Chlamydoselachidae (frilled sharks), Dalatiidae (dwarf sharks), Echinorhinidae (bramble sharks), Heterodontidae (Port Jackson sharks), Hexanchidae (cow sharks), Lamnidae (mackerel sharks), Mitsukurinidae (goblin sharks), Odontaspidae (sand sharks), Orectolobidae (wobbegongs), Oxynotidae, Pseudotriakidae, Rhincodontidae (whale sharks), Scyliorhinidae (dogfishes, catsharks), Sphyrnidae (hammerhead sharks), Squalidae (dogfishes), Triakidae (leopard sharks).

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over 7 years ago

I ran across the name etmopterus spinax (the velvet belly lantern shark)while reading a copy of Natural History. They declined to offer the etmology and translation of this shark.Can you do so?
James