cow shark


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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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These sharks are the primitive species Hexanchus griseus, the six-gilled or cow shark, its Cuban common name tiburdn canabota.
Sharon, who was with a group of students, was helping to lay down a "chum trail" made from cow shark livers which give off a bloody, oily trail when she slipped overboard.
ORDER FAMILY COMMON NAME Squaliformes Squalidae Angel shark Squaliformes Pristiophoridae Sawshark Squaliformes Squalidae Spurdog Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Cow shark Lamniformes Carcharinidae Blue shark Lamniformes Carcharinidae Tiger shark Lamniformes Scyliorhinidae Dogfish shark Lamniformes Sphyrnidae Hammerhead shark Lamniformes Cetorhinidae Basking shark Lamniformes Lamnidae Great white shark Lamniformes Lamnidae Mako shark Lamniformes Alopiidae Thresher shark Lamniformes Rhincodontidae Whale shark Heterodontiformes Heterodontidae Bullhead shark ORDER LATIN NAME SIZE Squaliformes Squatina squatina 1-2 m Squaliformes Pristiophorus nudipinnus 1.