Orectolobidae


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Orectolobidae

[ȯ‚rek·tə′läb·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
An ancient isurid family of galeoid sharks, including the carpet and nurse sharks, which are primarily bottom feeders with small teeth and a blunt rostrum with barbels near the mouth.
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