elasmobranch

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elasmobranch

any cartilaginous fish of the subclass Elasmobranchii (class CHONDRICHTHYES) including fish such as sharks, dogfish, skate and rays - all the class except the chimaeras. In some classifications the term is synonymous with Chondrichthyes.

elasmobranch

members of the class Elasmobranchii; includes sharks and rays.
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Los peces cartilaginosos (tiburones, rayas y quimeras) pertenecen a las clases Elasmobranchii y Holocephali.
Note that Lamniformes have been collapsed into the larger Elasmobranchii taxon.
Elasmobranchii (Acanthodii), Holocephali, Ichthyodorulites, Ostracodermi, Dipnoi, and Teleostomi (Crossopterygii and Chondrostean Actinopterygii).
1987): Osteichthyes e Elasmobranchii (Pisces) da bacia de Pelotas, quartenario do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.
The fishes of the groups Elasmobranchii, Holocephali, Isospondyli and Ostariophysi obtained by the United States Bureau of Fisheries steamer "Albatross" in 1907 to 1910, chiefly in the Philippine Islands and adjacent seas.
Results of this study extend the presence of alkaline glands in the Elasmobranchii to include stingrays.
Most recently Carroll (1988) listed it in the Order Symmoriidae and also under "Presumed Elasmobranchii Remains Not Identifiable to Order".