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ELASMOBRANCHII (sharks and rays)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Class)

CARCHARHINIFORMES (dogfish and false sharks) Order
SCYLIORHINIDAE Gill, 1862 (dogfishes and cat sharks, catsharks) Family
Scyliorhinus canicula (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lesser Spotted Dogfish)
Foreparts - dorso-lateral view
RAJIFORMES (skates) Order
RAJIDAE (skates) Family
Raja clavata Linnaeus, 1758 (Thornback Ray) Species
Raja montagui Fowler, 1910 (Spotted Ray)
Proximal (open end)  - close-up

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Vas, P., 1991 A field guide to the Sharks of British Coastal Waters

Egg cases

Egg-capsules of sharks, skates and chimaeras: Egg-capsules of sharks, skates and chimaeras
The Great Eggcase Hunt: The Great Eggcase Hunt
Trewella, S. & Hatcher, J., 2015 The Essential Guide to Beachcombing and the Strandline

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 general literature references to ELASMOBRANCHII (sharks and rays)

ELASMOBRANCHII may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(jawed craniates)
Pisces (via Elasmobranchii)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 6 feeding and other relationships of ELASMOBRANCHII (sharks and rays)

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