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elasmobranch

(ĭlăs`məbrăngk), cartilaginous fish, member of the subclass Elasmobranchii of the vertebrate class Chondrichthyes (see ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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). This group includes sharksshark,
member of a group of almost exclusively marine and predaceous fishes. There are about 250 species of sharks, ranging from the 2-ft (60-cm) pygmy shark to 50-ft (15-m) giants. They are found in all seas, but are most abundant in warm waters.
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, skates, and raysray,
extremely flat-bodied cartilaginous marine fish, related to the shark. The pectoral fins of most rays are developed into broad, flat, winglike appendages, attached all along the sides of the head; the animal swims by rippling movements of these wings.
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Moreover, while the actual sensitivity to an EMF is known for only a few elasmobranch species, we note that at least two Atlantic species, Carcharhinus plumbeus and Sphyrna lexvini, are able to detect an EMF in the 25-100pT range (Meyer et al.
An overview of the hooking mortality of elasmobranchs caught in a swordfish pelagic longline fishery in the Atlantic Ocean.
In most elasmobranch studies, sagittally sectioned vertebrae are selected as the primary age structure (Cailliet and Goldman, 2004), although clarity of annuli within vertebrae is largely species-specific.
Cailliet (1990) lists only 39 species of elasmobranchs for which there are published or ongoing age verification studies (McFarlane et al.
The bycatch in Chickens by weight was predominantly teleost fish (45%), with the second and third largest components being elasmobranchs and invertebrates at 28% and 27%, respectively.
Other occurrences of Port Jackson sharks and other elasmobranchs at Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary
An overview of the feeding ecology and physiology of elasmobranch fishes.