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Echinorhinus cookei
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Echinorhinus cookei

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Echinorhinus cookei
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Echinorhinus cookei
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Overview
Main identification features
  • body spiny
  • 1st dorsal fin and 2 small, over large pelvics
  • tail fin very asymmetric
  • 5 gill slits before pectoral
  • no a
FAMILY ECHINORHINIDAE

PRICKLY SHARKS, BRAMBLE SHARKS

Body robust, cylindrical; head depressed; teeth similar on both jaws, compressed and plate-like, each with 3 large points and up to 3 small points; both dorsal fins small, at rear of body, first one originating behind origin of pelvic fin; body covered with coarse denticles; five gill slits, the last longest, all before pectoral; minute spiracle behind eye; no anal fin; tail fin without notch near tip;

Tropical to temperate in all 3 oceans; 1 genus with 2 species, 1 temperate Pacific species occurs in our region.


References
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