family Scyliorhinidae


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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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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. Through a process of elimination of all other possible scyliorhinid genera known to occur in Australia, the combination of the above characters observable in the gross morphology suggest that the embryo belongs to the genus Apristurus Garman, 1913.
A revision of the catsharks, family Scyliorhinidae. U.S.
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.