six-gilled shark

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Noun1.six-gilled shark - large primitive shark widely distributed in warm seassix-gilled 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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This six-gilled shark hunts along the seabed for deep-water fish and squid, snaring them by lunging.
Attached to the sub is live bait designed to lure the seldom seen six-gilled shark. From the depths of the ocean's blackness, don't be alarmed when you see this prehistoric specimen -- longer than your 13-foot sub -- approach one of the sub's nine 30-inch viewports.
RecordbreakerBRITISH big game angler Graeme Pullen has smashed the world six-gilled shark record,during an arm-aching session off a remote Canary Island.