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cow shark

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(Animals) any large primitive shark, esp Hexanchus griseum, of the family Hexanchidae of warm and temperate waters. Also called: six-gilled shark
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Noun1.cow shark - large primitive shark widely distributed in warm seascow shark - large primitive shark widely distributed in warm seas
shark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
genus Hexanchus, Hexanchus - a genus of Hexanchidae
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A few species, such as the cow sharks (family Hexanchidae), are provided with sawlike teeth, showing a cusp and a series of cusplets on each tooth.
With heavier gear and 40- to 60-pound test, go for soupfins (50 to 70 pounds, fine eating, and capable of long, frenzied runs full of wild fight) or cow sharks (100 pounds and up).