elasmobranch


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e·las·mo·branch

 (ĭ-lăz′mə-brăngk′)
n.
Any of various cartilaginous fishes of the subclass Elasmobranchii, having five to seven pairs of lateral gill slits and including the sharks, rays, and skates.

[From New Latin Elasmobranchiī, subclass name : Greek elasmos, metal beaten out (from elaunein, elas-, to beat) + Latin branchia, gill; see branchia.]

e·las′mo·branch′ adj.

elasmobranch

(ɪˈlæsməˌbræŋk; ɪˈlæz-)
n
(Animals) any cartilaginous fish of the subclass Elasmobranchii (or Selachii), which includes the sharks, rays, dogfish, and skates
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Elasmobranchii
Also called: selachian
[C19: from New Latin elasmobranchii, from Greek elasmos metal plate + brankhia gills]

e•las•mo•branch

(ɪˈlæs məˌbræŋk, ɪˈlæz-)

adj.
1. belonging or pertaining to the Elasmobranchii, the subclass of cartilaginous fishes comprising the sharks and rays.
n.
2. an elasmobranch fish.
[1870–75; < New Latin Elasmobranchii < Greek elasm(ós) beaten metal]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elasmobranch - any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharkselasmobranch - any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks; rays; skates
cartilaginous fish, chondrichthian - fishes in which the skeleton may be calcified but not ossified
shark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
ray - cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins
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Middle Palaeozoic elasmobranch remains from Australia.
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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.
Although there was an overall difference in mean ([+ or -] SE) elasmobranch bycatch weight between areas, the only pair that showed a significant difference was between the Douglas (2.
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