Order HEXANCHIFORMES


Common name: CowSharks, Sixgill, Sevengill and Frilled Sharks
Summary:
Primitive sharks with 6 to 7 gill slits, a single dorsal fin and an anal fin. The group includes the frill sharks, the six-gill and seven-gill sharks.
Author: Dianne J. Bray

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Sixgill, Sevengills, HEXANCHIFORMES in Fishes of Australia, accessed 27 Sep 2017, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/order/21

Order References


Compagno, L.J.V. 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Sharks of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125. Rome : FAO Vol. 4(1) pp. 1-249

Shirai, S. 1992. Identity of extra branchial arches of Hexanchiformes (Pisces, Elasmobranchii). Bulletin of the Faculty of Fisheries, Hokkaido University 43(1): 24-32