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Rajiformes


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; subclass Elasmobranchii, superorder Batoidimorpha)

An order of mostly marine fish, which differ from sharks in having a strongly depressed body, with the gill openings on the ventral (belly) side and the eyes located on top of the head. The eight families comprising the order include e.g. the Rajidae and Dasyatidae.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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