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about all sharks - ABOUT ALL SHAKES B BY. SHAUN LEVY SHARK...

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ABOUT ALL SHAKES BY. SHAUN LEVY B SHARK FAMILIES: There are more then 350 know species of sharks today, which can all be placed under 8 scientific orders that contain 30 families. They are placed into these categories by their shared characteristics, this is called taxonomy. The more closeley related species are placed in another family in the order. SQUAINIFORMES: The angel shark as they are commonly known are characterized by their RAY like flattened bodies. This order has one family which is called SQUATINDAE that contains about 13 species. The maximum size that can be attained by any one of these species is 4-6 feet in length. PRISTIOPHORIFORMES: These shark are known as the saw shark. This order has only has one family PHISTOPHORIFORMES which contains five species. These sharks are easy to recongnize due to the fact that they posses an ellongated blade like snout that is lined with sharp teeth along the edges, thus, the name saw sharks. SQUALIFORMES: The order possesses three family which consist of about 82 species. These sharks are characterized by their slender, cylinder-shaped bodies, long
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course EDS 103 taught by Professor White during the Spring '10 term at E. Kentucky.

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