cow shark


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cow shark

n
(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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(5.) 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.
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.