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.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Six of the species reviewed were listed as "critically endangered," three for the first time: the whitefin swellshark, the Argentine angel shark, and the smoothback angel shark.
Three years ago, when former agency buyer and media sales exec Nick Pappas started SwellShark, he took inspiration from a fish that doubles its size to intimidate predators, which Pappas likens to seeking client impact exceeding investment.
nov., a new swellshark (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from southeastern Australia.
New swellsharks (Cephaloscyllium: Scyliorhinidae) from the Indo-Australian region.
Two new saddled swellsharks (Cephaloscyllium: Scyliorhinidae) from eastern Australia.
johngarthi, but the scarce bycatch included octopuses and swellshark Cephaloscyllium ventriosum (Cervantes-Diaz et al.
This particular ghastly grimace belongs to a California Swellshark which lies in rocky crevices, waiting to ambush fish and crabs.
A redescription of the eastern Pacific swellshark, Cephaloscyllium ventriosum (German 1880) (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae), with comments on the status of C.
Swellsharks of the genus Cephaloscyllium (family Scyliorhinidae) are unique among sharks in having the ability to swell their bodies from head to anus by filling the cardiac stomach with water or air if removed from the sea (Clark 1947; Yano, et.al.
Seven species of deep-water (118 to 700 m) swellsharks, Cephaloscyllium, found in Papua New Guinea, northern Australia, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
(2009) using Port Jackson sharks and Australian swellsharks.
The physiological response of Port Jackson Sharks and Australian Swellsharks to sedation, gill-net capture, and repeated sampling in captivity.