family Scyliorhinidae


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Related to family Scyliorhinidae: family Hexanchidae, family Isuridae, family Lamnidae, family Rhincodontidae, family Sphyrnidae, family Carcharhinidae
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Noun1.family Scyliorhinidae - small bottom-dwelling sharks
fish family - any of various families of fish
cat shark - small bottom-dwelling sharks with cat-like eyes; found along continental slopes
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One of these was the discovery of several lots of a unique egg capsule belonging to a species of shark from the family Scyliorhinidae (catsharks).
Although the author concedes that morphological features of an embryo at this stage of development are far from diagnostic for any particular species, the gross morphology of the embryo was developed well enough that there is little doubt that the shark belongs to the family Scyliorhinidae.
He distinguished it from the other genera in the family Scyliorhinidae by the presence of a supraorbital crest on the chondrocranium and the lack of upper and lower labial furrows.