Squaloidea

plural noun Squa·loi·dea \skwāˈlȯidēə\

Definition of Squaloidea

  1. 1 :  a suborder of Pleurotremata comprising those sharks (such as the spiny dogfishes) that have a compressed or rounded body but in some respects (as in adaptation to bottom-dwelling habits) approach the skates and rays — compare galeoidea, notidanoidea

  2. 2 in some classifications :  a suborder or other division of elasmobranch fishes comprising the typical sharks — compare squatina

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Origin and Etymology of squaloidea

New Latin, from Squalus + -oidea


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