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  1. Carcharias, genus Carcharias, Odontaspis, genus Odontaspis(noun)

    type and sole genus of Carchariidae: sand sharks

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  1. Odontaspis

    Odontaspis is a genus with two extant species in the sand shark family, Odontaspididae. They are large-bodied sharks with long, conical snouts, broad-based dorsal and anal fins, and an asymmetrical caudal fin with a strong lower lobe. Their teeth are large, with prominent narrow cusps. They are distinguished from the similar genus Carcharias by the absence of crushing posterior teeth.


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