frilled shark

noun
variants: or frill shark

Definition of frilled shark

: an eel-shaped shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) found in deep water off the coast of Japan and in parts of the Atlantic that has six pairs of gill slits with broad frilled margins and a terminal mouth

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“Frilled shark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frilled%20shark. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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