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A cartilaginous fish of a group that comprises the sharks, rays, and skates.Compare with selachian
- ‘Additional comments are made below regarding the distribution of epipelagic, mesopelagic, and benthopelagic elasmobranchs and teleosts in the upwelling assemblages.’
- ‘Catsharks, like other elasmobranchs, have a high sensitivity to electric fields created by the movement of water, of other fishes, and even the movement of the earth.’
- ‘Like other elasmobranchs (sharks and rays), skates are vulnerable to overfishing because they mature late.’
- ‘However, the presence of modulation in feeding among the elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, and rays) has not been extensively studied.’
- ‘In vertebrates, the smallest number of research citations on these peptides are commonly in the cyclostomes and elasmobranchs.’
Late 19th century: from modern Latin Elasmobranchii (plural), from Greek elasmos beaten metal + brankhia gills.
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