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Taillight shark

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The taillight shark (Euprotomicroides zantedeschia) is a little-known species of shark in the family Dalatiidae and the only member of its genus. [1]

53 relations: Adaptation, Adaptive radiation, Atlantic Ocean, Biological specimen, Bioluminescence, Campanian, Cape Town, Chile, Chimaera, Clade, Cloaca, Conservation status, Dalatiidae, Data deficient, Dentition, Dorsal fin, Epoch (geology), Family (biology), Fish fin, Fish scale, Fishery, Fishing trawler, Fossil, Genus, Germany, Gill slit, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Juan Fernández Islands, Lip, Longnose pygmy shark, Mandible, Maxilla, Monotypic taxon, Ovoviviparity, P. Alexander Hulley, Pacific Ocean, Paleocene, Pelagic zone, Pelvic fin, Photophore, Phylogenetics, Predation, Pygmy shark, Shark, Snout, South Africa, Species, Specific name (zoology), Spine (zoology), Suctorial, ..., Uruguay, Zantedeschia, Zantedeschia aethiopica. Expand index (3 more) »


In biology, adaptation has three related meanings.

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Adaptive radiation

In evolutionary biology, adaptive radiation is a process in which organisms diversify rapidly from an ancestral species into a multitude of new forms, particularly when a change in the environment makes new resources available, creates new challenges, or opens new environmental niches.

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Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans with a total area of about.

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Biological specimen

A biological specimen (also called a biospecimen) is a biological laboratory specimen held by a biorepository for research.

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Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism.

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The Campanian is, in the ICS' geologic timescale, the fifth of six ages of the Late Cretaceous epoch (or, in chronostratigraphy: the fifth of six stages in the Upper Cretaceous series).

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Cape Town

Cape Town (Kaapstad,; Xhosa: iKapa) is a coastal city in South Africa.

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Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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Chimaeras the order Chimaeriformes, known informally as ghost sharks, rat fish (not to be confused with the rattails), spookfish (not to be confused with the true spookfish of the family Opisthoproctidae), or rabbit fish (not to be confused with the family Siganidae).

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A clade (from κλάδος, klados, "branch"), also known as monophyletic group, is a group of organisms that consists of a common ancestor and all its lineal descendants, and represents a single "branch" on the "tree of life".

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In animal anatomy, a cloaca (plural cloacae or) is the posterior orifice that serves as the only opening for the digestive, reproductive, and urinary tracts (if present) of many vertebrate animals, opening at the vent.

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Conservation status

The conservation status of a group of organisms (for instance, a species) indicates whether the group still exists and how likely the group is to become extinct in the near future.

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The Dalatiidae are the family of kitefin sharks of the order Squaliformes (the term "kitefin shark" also refers specifically to the species Dalatias licha).

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Data deficient

A data deficient (DD) species is one which has been categorised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as offering insufficient information for a proper assessment of conservation status to be made.

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Dentition pertains to the development of teeth and their arrangement in the mouth.

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Dorsal fin

A dorsal fin is a fin located on the back of most marine and freshwater vertebrates such as fishes, cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), and the (extinct) ichthyosaur.

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Epoch (geology)

In geochronology, an epoch is a subdivision of the geologic timescale that is longer than an age but shorter than a period.

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Family (biology)

In biological classification, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.

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Fish fin

Fins are usually the most distinctive anatomical features of a fish.

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Fish scale

The skin of most fishes is covered with scales, which, in many cases, are animal reflectors or produce animal coloration.

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Generally, a fishery is an entity engaged in raising or harvesting fish which is determined by some authority to be a fishery.

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Fishing trawler

A fishing trawler is a commercial fishing vessel designed to operate fishing trawls.

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A fossil (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") is any preserved remains, impression, or trace of any once-living thing from a past geological age.

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A genus (genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology.

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Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.

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Gill slit

Gill slits are individual openings to gills, i.e., multiple gill arches, which lack a single outer cover.

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International Union for Conservation of Nature

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN; officially International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

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Juan Fernández Islands

The Juan Fernández Islands (Archipiélago Juan Fernández) are a sparsely inhabited island group reliant on tourism and fishing in the South Pacific Ocean.

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Lips are a visible body part at the mouth of humans and many animals.

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Longnose pygmy shark

The longnose pygmy shark (Heteroscymnoides marleyi) is a rare species of dogfish shark in the family Dalatiidae and the only member its genus.

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The mandible, lower jaw or jawbone is the largest, strongest and lowest bone in the human face.

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The maxilla (plural: maxillae) in animals is the upper jawbone formed from the fusion of two maxillary bones.

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Monotypic taxon

In biology, a monotypic taxon is a taxonomic group (taxon) that contains only one immediately subordinate taxon.

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Ovoviviparity, ovovivipary, or ovivipary, is a mode of reproduction in animals in which embryos that develop inside eggs remain in the mother's body until they are ready to hatch.

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P. Alexander Hulley


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Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions.

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The Paleocene or Palaeocene, the "old recent", is a geological epoch that lasted from about.

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Pelagic zone

The pelagic zone consists of the water column of the open ocean, and can be further divided into regions by depth.

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Pelvic fin

Pelvic fins are paired fins located on the ventral surface of fish.

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A photophore is a glandular organ that appears as luminous spots on various marine animals, including fish and cephalopods.

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In biology, phylogenetics (Greek: φυλή, φῦλον – phylé, phylon.

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Predation is a biological interaction where a predator (a hunting animal) kills and eats its prey (the organism that is attacked).

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Pygmy shark

The pygmy shark (Euprotomicrus bispinatus), the second-smallest of all the shark species after the dwarf lanternshark, is a sleeper shark of the Dalatiidae family, the only member of the genus Euprotomicrus.

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Sharks are a group of elasmobranch fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head.

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A snout is the protruding portion of an animal's face, consisting of its nose, mouth, and jaw.

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South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.

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In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.

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Specific name (zoology)

In zoological nomenclature, the specific name (also specific epithet or species epithet) is the second part (the second name) within the scientific name of a species (a binomen).

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Spine (zoology)

In a zoological context, spines are hard, needle-like anatomical structures found in both vertebrate and invertebrate species.The spines of most spiny mammals are modified hairs, with a spongy center covered in a thick, hard layer of keratin and a sharp, sometimes barbed tip.

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Suctorial pertains to the adaptation for sucking or suction, as possessed by marine parasites such as the Cookiecutter shark, specifically in a specialised lip organ enabling attachment to the host.

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Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay (República Oriental del Uruguay), is a sovereign state in the southeastern region of South America.

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Zantedeschia is a genus of 8 species of herbaceous, perennial, flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to southern Africa from South Africa north to Malawi.

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Zantedeschia aethiopica

Zantedeschia aethiopica (known as calla lily and arum lily) is a species in the family Araceae, native to southern Africa in Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland.

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Euprotomicroides, Euprotomicroides zantedeschia.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taillight_shark

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