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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According to Campana (2001), age and growth studies of elasmobranchs indicated a mean coefficient of variation (CV) of 10% for vertebral centra and 11% for spines.
Fish and elasmobranch species assemblages showed similar patterns to that of invertebrate species assemblages.
Other occurrences of Port Jackson sharks and other elasmobranchs at Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary
The team also identified the giant guitarfish, Halavi's guitarfish and six species of ray, which all belong to the same elasmobranch family of marine life as sharks.
According to the International Shark Attack Files, which is a compilation of all known shark attacks administered by the American Elasmobranch Society and the Florida Museum of Natural History: "Worldwide there are probably 70 - 100 shark attacks annually resulting in about 5 - 15 deaths.
Mesozoic Elasmobranchs, Neoselachian Philogeny and the rise of modern Elasmobranch diversity.
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He was the first to describe the evolution of the nervous system of elasmobranch fishes.
At the time of writing, FISH-BOL included records from 511 elasmobranch species (46% of the 1114 then recognised shark and ray species) and from 24 holocephalans (52% of the 46 then recognised species).