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cow shark

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  1. any of several sharks constituting the family Hexanchidae, having six or seven gill openings on each side of the head.
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  • The European species are Hexanchus griseus, the cow-shark, and Heptranchias cinereus.

    A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)

    David Starr Jordan

British Dictionary definitions for cow shark

cow shark

  1. any large primitive shark, esp Hexanchus griseum, of the family Hexanchidae of warm and temperate watersAlso called: six-gilled shark
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