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Bramble Sharks

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24 May 2011 - Douglass F. Hoese, Dianne J. Bray & Jennifer E. Gates


The Echinorhinidae are a small family comprising one genus and two species; both species are found in Australia (Last & Stevens 1994, 2009; Compagno & Niem 1998; White 2008).

Bramble sharks are distinctive in having large pointed denticles on the skin, no anal fin and two small dorsal fins posteriorly on the body. They are ovoviviparous and occur near the bottom on the continental shelf and continental slope in warm temperate and tropical regions of the world. Maximum length reached is 4 m.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
16-Apr-2012 16-Apr-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)