Family Chlamydoselachidae - Frilled sharks
No. in FishBase
Genera : 1 | Species : 2 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  First Fossil Record
middle   Tertiary     Oligocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
Distribution: Japan, California, Europe, and nothern Chile. Gill openings 6. First gill with the margin continuous across throat. Mouth terminal. No barbels. Small spiracles present. No nictitating lower eyelids. Single spineless dorsal fin. Body elongated and eel-like with prominent keels on abdomen; anal fin larger than dorsal fin. 3-cusped teeth in upper and lower jaws. Benthic on the outer continental and insular shelves and upper slopes, at depths usually between 120 and 1280 m, but occasionally taken at the surface. Rare, little known deep-water sharks. Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449). 8-12 young in a litter. Probably feed on deepwater cephalopods and bottom fishes. Maximum size 196 cm. chlamys (gr.) = cape, frill; selach- (gr.) = sharks and rays
Greek, chlamys = tunic + Greek, selachos = a kind of shark ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref.
  Deep Fin Classification

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Chlamydoselachidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Didymodus anguineus (Garman, 1884)
Chlamydoselachus africana Ebert & Compagno, 2009
Chlamydoselachus sp. A Not applicable
Chlamydoselachus anguineus (non Garman, 1884)
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