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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchidae Gray, 1851 
AphiaID: 105699

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorElasmobranchii (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNeoselachii (Subclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSelachii (Infraclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSqualomorphi (Superorder) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchiformes (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchiformes
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcow sharks  [details]
Norwegian BokmÃ¥l Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkamtannhaifamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkamtannhaifamilien  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkamtandhajar  [details]
Direct child
taxa (10)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus Ayres, 1855

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptanchus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptrachias accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptrancus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonopterhinus de Blainville, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonopterinus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonopterhinus de Blainville, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotidanus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorhynchus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus Ayres, 1855
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Most species are deepwater inhabitants of the outer continental shelves and upper continental slopes down to at least 1875 m depth. Gill openings 6 in Hexanchus, 7 in Heptranchias and Notorynchus. Margin of first gill discontinuous across throat. Mouth subterminal with large, bladelike, comb-shaped teeth in lower jaw. One dorsal fin. Caudal fin with strong subterminal notch. Cow sharks are ovoviviparous and lack a yolk-sac placenta. They feed on relatively large marine organisms, including other sharks, rays, bony fish, crustacean and carrion. Species range in size from 140 to 480 cm. hexa- (gr.) = six  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105699
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Hexanchidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105699 on 2014-09-02
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