Swell shark

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(Zool.) a small shark (Scyllium ventricosum) of the west coast of North America, which takes in air when caught, and swells up like a swellfish.

See also: Swell

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Gruber, working with Jason Crawford, a professor at Yale University and the study's co-corresponding author, focused on two species of sharks -- the swell shark and the chain catshark.
A good example of this is the swell shark and the chain catshark.
Researchers focused on two species of sharks -- the swell shark and the chain catshark.
The paper focused on two species, the swell shark and chain catshark, that Gruber studied during scuba dive trips in Scripps Canyon, off the coast of San Diego.
In 2011, the Philippine Biodiversity Expedition discovered some 300 new species that included deep-sea armored corals, ornate sea pens, new sea urchins and sea stars, a shrimp-eating swell shark, over 50 colorful new sea slugs, as well as insects and spiders.odrelanva siargaoensis
Among some of the more interesting new species are a swell shark that eats shrimp, a cicada that makes a "laughing" call, a starfish that only eats sunken driftwood, and a crab with needle-like teeth on its pincers.
The new species we describe in this paper is similar to species E, the "Speckled Swell Shark" of Last & Stevens (1994) from western Australia, now C.
Common name Other common names Scientific name Rig gummy shark, smoothhound, Mustelus spotted dogfish, spotted lenticulatus smoothhound, lemon fish, pioke School grey shark, tope, flake, Galeorhinus galeus shark makohuarau, tupere Spiny southern spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias dogfish spurdog, spineback, spikey dog Northern grey spiny dogfish, shortspine Squalus mitsukurii spiny spurdog, green-eyed dogfish dogfish Hammerhead hammerhead Sphyrna zygaena shark Bronze whaler Carcharhinus whaler brachyurus Blue shark blue pointer, blue whaler Prionace glauca Porbeagle mackerel shark Lamna nasus Mako mackerel shark Isurus oxyrinchus Carpet shark swell shark, cat shark Cephaloscyllium isabellum
A lot more knowledge has been gathered about other sharks - there are about 390 species including the exotic hammerheads, the notorious great white, the bizarre swell shark and the intelligent makos.
Answers: From smallest to largest - 1) Pygmy Ribbontail shark 2) Swell shark 3)Tiger shark 4) Great White shark 5) Whale shark.
Some kinds of sharks (such as the cat shark and the swell shark) make egg cases and lay them on the ocean floor.