shark

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shark

(shärk)
n.
Any of numerous cartilaginous fishes of the subclass Elasmobranchii that are chiefly carnivorous and marine. Sharks have a streamlined torpedolike body, five to seven gill openings on each side of the head, a large oil-filled liver, and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales.
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Over 90% of the total bycatch observed in the bottom longline fishery was made up of sharks (Selachimorpha).
The differences in bycatch by depth seen in the Selachimorpha and Lutjanidae groups probably reflect differences in depth preference of species within these groupings.