from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of selachians, or sharks, typical of the family Echinorhinidæ: so called because the tubercles which stud the skin bear spines; these, when detached, leave a scar. E. spinosus is the spinous shark of European, African, and American waters.
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Prickly Sharks, also known as echinorhinus cookei, is a bottom-dweller that feeds on fish, other sharks, octopus, squid and crustaceans.