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Elasmobranchii, subclass Elasmobranchii, Selachii, subclass Selachii(noun)
sharks; rays; dogfishes; skates
a subclass of fishes, comprising the sharks, the rays, and the Chimaera. The skeleton is mainly cartilaginous
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. a metal plate + L. branchia a gill.]
Elasmobranchii is a subclass of Chondrichthyes or cartilaginous fish, that includes the sharks and the rays and skates.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A subclass of cartilaginous fish comprising the SHARKS; rays; skates (SKATES (FISH);), and sawfish. Elasmobranchs are typically predaceous, relying more on smell (the olfactory capsules are relatively large) than sight (the eyes are relatively small) for obtaining their food.
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