Catshairk

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Catshairks
Temporal range: Upper Jurassic–Recent[1]
Catshark oedv.jpg
Whitesaddled catshark, Scyliorhinus hesperius
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Chondrichthyes
Subcless: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Faimily: Scyliorhinidae
T. N. Gill, 1862

Catshairks are grund shairks o the faimily Scyliorhinidae. They are ane o the lairgest faimilies o shairks wi aroond 160 species placit in 17 genera.[2] Awtho they are generally kent as catsharks, mony species are commonly cried dogfish or gato. They feed on benthic invertebrates an smawer fish. Catshairks are no hairmful tae humans.

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  1. Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2009). "Scyliorhinidae" in FishBase. January 2009 version.
  2. Compagno, L. J; Dando, M; Fowler, S. L (2005). Sharks of the world. Princeton University Press. p. 186. 

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