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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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Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcow sharks  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål 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]
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taxa (54)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias Rafinesque, 1810
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias angio Costa, 1857 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias cepedianus (Péron, 1807) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias cinereus (Gmelin, 1789) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias dakini Whitley, 1931 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias deani Jordan & Starks, 1901 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias haswelli Ogilby, 1897 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias pectorosus Garman, 1884 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias spilotus Lahille, 1913 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus Rafinesque, 1810
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
  » Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus griseus australis de Buen, 1960 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
» Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus griseus nakamurai Teng, 1962 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus nakamurai Teng, 1962
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus nakamurai Teng, 1962
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus corinum Jordan & Gilbert, 1880 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus corinus Jordan & Gilbert, 1880 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus vitulus Springer & Waller, 1969 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus nakamurai Teng, 1962
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus Ayres, 1855
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus indicus (Agassiz, 1838) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus macdonaldi Whitley, 1931 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus maculatum Ayres, 1855 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus maculatus Ayres, 1855 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus pectorosus (Garman, 1884) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus platycephalus (Tenore, 1809) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptanchus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias Rafinesque, 1810
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptanchus indicus (Agassiz, 1838) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptanchus pectorosus (Garman, 1884) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptrachias accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias Rafinesque, 1810
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptrachias pectorosus Garman, 1884 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptrancus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias Rafinesque, 1810
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptrancus angio Costa, 1857 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonopterhinus de Blainville, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus Rafinesque, 1810
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonopterhinus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonopterinus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonopterhinus de Blainville, 1816
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonopterinus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotidanus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus Rafinesque, 1810
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotidanus cinereus (Gmelin, 1789) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)
  » Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotidanus cinereus aetatis Bellotti, 1878 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)
» Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotidanus cinereus pristiurus Bellotti, 1878 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotidanus ferox Pérez Canto, 1886 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotidanus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotidanus indicus Agassiz, 1838 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotidanus medinae Philippi, 1902 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotidanus monge Risso, 1827 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotidanus vulgaris Pérez Canto, 1886 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotidanus wolniczkyi Philippi, 1902 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorhynchus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus Ayres, 1855
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorhynchus borealis Gill, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorhynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorhynchus maculatus Ayres, 1855 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorhynchus ocellatus Devincenzi, 1920 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorhynchus platycephalus (Tenore, 1809) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
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
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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 2014-07-10
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