What is another word for elasmobranchii?

5 synonyms found


[ ɪlˈazməbɹˌant͡ʃɪˌa͡ɪ], [ ɪlˈazməbɹˌant‍ʃɪˌa‍ɪ], [ ɪ_l_ˈa_z_m_ə_b_ɹ_ˌa_n_tʃ_ɪ__ˌaɪ]

Synonyms for Elasmobranchii:

How to use "Elasmobranchii" in context?

The elasmobranchii are a phylogenetically diverse and taxonomically incomplete clade of ray-finned fishes. They are distinguished from other fish by the presence of a layer of tissue between the skin and the spinal cord. This layer is a remnant of an evolutionary characteristic that helped elasmobranchs escape from being prey.

Most elasmobranchs are marine predators that swim by means of their pectoral and pelvic fins. Some, such as the cetaceans, can swim very fast and dive to great depths.

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