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  • n. Any of the sharks in the family Scyliorhinidae

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Examples

  • They do not know which species the eggs belong to, but Dr Treude speculates they are from the deepwater catshark, which is known to produce egg capsules of this size, colour and shape.

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  • In order to gain a detailed understanding of the species that inhabit El Cachucho (Spain's first Protected Marine Area located off the coast of Llanes in Asturias), the scientists studied three species of shark that live at depths of between 400 and 1,000 metres, the blackmouth catshark (Galeus melastomus), the velvet belly lantern shark (Etmopterus spinax), and the birdbeak dogshark (Deania calcea).

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  • In the deepest waters, the scientists sampled down to a depth of 1,100 metres and found that the blackmouth catshark and the birdbeak dogshark coexist there without any trophic competition between them, "since each one has specialised to eat a particular kind of food", says the oceanographer.

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  • The study shows that the top of the bank (400-500 metres) is inhabited by two of the three shark species studied (the blackmouth catshark and the velvet belly lantern shark).

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  • Species, like this Iceland catshark, have been discovered due to an increase in deep-sea fishing around Greenland.

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  • The recent discoveries of deep-dwelling species, such as the catshark, are probably due largely to an increase in deep-sea fishing around Greenland-and a resulting boom in odd, accidental catches-the survey team says.

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  • Oh, and hey, as long as I’m pasting large blocks of possibly-redundant text from other websites: I just noticed a thread on t.o. where catshark links this relevant blog post from way back in November of 2005, which in turn has a link to…

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  • And indeed, we have only explored less than 5 percent of our oceans (we have better maps of Mars than we do of the ocean floor!) (The Iceland catshark, found off Greenland - image credit

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  • In order to gain a detailed understanding of the species that inhabit El Cachucho (Spain's first Protected Marine Area located off the coast of Llanes in Asturias), the scientists studied three species of shark that live at depths of between 400 and 1,000 metres, the blackmouth catshark (

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