1. any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks; rays; skates
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  • Like other elasmobranchs (sharks and rays), skates are vulnerable to overfishing because they mature late.
  • Physical subdivision and structural alteration have been implicated in the evolution of the muscles involved in protruding the upper jaw in elasmobranchs.
  • The group is divided into two very different subclasses, which separated very early on: the Elasmobranchii (sharks, skates and rays) and the Holocephali (the chimaeras, such as the ratfish and elephant fish).
  • Fish included many elasmobranchs as well as osteichthyes such as palaeoniscoids, dipnoi, selachians, and crossopterygians, together with the ancient acanthodians.
  • Additional comments are made below regarding the distribution of epipelagic, mesopelagic, and benthopelagic elasmobranchs and teleosts in the upwelling assemblages.
  • However, the presence of modulation in feeding among the elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, and rays) has not been extensively studied.
  • Certain species of sawfish are known to ascend inland in large river systems, and they are among the few elasmobranchs that are known from freshwater systems in many parts of the world.
  • He describes the formation of the vertebr√¶ in elasmobranch embryos; for the facts regarding other Vertebrates he relies largely on work by Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology
  • Steenstrup -- had been struck with the resemblance existing between the placoid scales and the teeth of Elasmobranch fishes. Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology
  • McPhie earned her master's degree on Canada's East Coast studying skates which, along with sharks and rays, are elasmobranch or cartilaginous species. Canada.com Top Stories
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