What traits make sharks and rays in subclass Elasmobranchii successful predators?
The elasmobranchs are distinguished by separate gill openings, http://www.answers.com/topic/amphistylic-vertebrate-zoology or http://www.answers.com/topic/hyostylic-vertebrate-zoology jaw suspension, and sensory http://www.answers.com/topic/ampulla (of Lorenzini) in the head region. also the lateral line system. their are probobly other characteristics but this is a good short list
Elasmobranchii is a subclass for sharks
There are two subclasses of cartilaginous fish. Elasmobranchii and holocephali. The subclass elasmobranchii encompasses sharks. The subclass holocephali encompasses rays and skates. Sharks, skates, and stingrays.
Sharks are fish, of the class chondrichthyes, subclass elasmobranchii and the Superorder selachimorpha. There are about 440 species of sharks.
While each species of ray and shark are just that, their own species, both rays and sharks are fish and both belong to the same subclass of cartilaginous fish known as Elasmobranchii. Skates, which look very similar to rays, are also part of this subclass of fish. For more information about the subclass Elasmobranchii, please see the Related Links.
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The scientific name for the phylum of cartilaginous fishes is Chondricthyes. More specifically, sharks are categorized under subclass Elasmobranchii which is then divided into the subdivisions Selachii (sharks) and Batoidea (skates and rays).
The International Code of Zoological Nomenclature do not recognize a «group» of animals in the scientific taxonomy. Instead, sharks belong to the KINGDOM Animalia, PHYLUM Chordata, CLASS Chondrichthyes, SUBCLASS Elasmobranchii and SUPERORDER Selachimorpha. Each sharks belong to different species, and subspecies.
The Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) is one of the most dangerous sharks for humans. It belongs to the class Chondrichthyes, subclass Elasmobranchii, order Carcharhiniformes, family Carcharhinidae and genus Carcharhinus.
The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the only extant species of the family Rhincodontidae. It belongs to the class Chondrichthyes, subclass Elasmobranchii, order Orectolobiformes, family Rhincodontidae, genus Rhincodon.
Great white sharks are of the species Carcharodon carcharias. The classifications are: Kingdom - Animalia Phylum - Chordata Class - Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish) Subclass - Elasmobranchii Superorder - Selachimorpha Order - Lamniformes Family - Lamnidae (mackerel sharks) Genus - Carcharodon Species - carcharias
Sharks are fish, but differ from "true fish" in that they have skeletons of cartilage, not bone, and have no swim bladders to maintain their buoyancy. They belong to the class Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous skeletons) subclass Elasmobranchii (sharks, rays, and skates) superorder Selachimorpha Many well known shark species belong to the genera Prionace, Galeocerdo, Carcharodon or Carcharhinus.
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum : Chordata Sub phylum: Vertebrata Class: Condrichthyes Subclass: Elasmobranchii Super order: Selachimorpha Orders: *Carcharhiniformes *Heterodontiformes *Hexanchiformes *Lamniformes *Orectolobiformes *Pristiophoriformes *Squaliformes *Squatiniformes There are about 400 species of shark. Examples are: Carcharias taurus Sphyrna zygaena Isistius brasiliensis Rhincodon typus Eridacnis radcliffei Carcharhinus obscurus Carcharodon carcharias Prionace glauca Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Chondrichthyes Subclass: Elasmobranchii Superorder: Selachimorpha
this is the classification- Kingdom- Animalia (animals) Phylum- Chordata SubPhylum- Vertebrata (vertebrates) Class- Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish) Subclass- Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) Order- Carcharhiniformes Family- Sphyrnidae this singles it out from the rest of the animal world. its like the species' on little ID!
Manta birostris classification of the manta ray: Kingdom: Animalia (animals) Phylum: Chordata SubPhylum: Vertebrata (vertebrates) Class: Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish) Subclass: Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) Superorder: Batoidea Order: Myliobatiformes Family: Myliobatidae (Eagle Rays), Genus: Manta Species: birostris from http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/sharks/rays/Mantaray.shtml
Manta rays are large, cartilaginous, salt water fish in the Elasmobranchii subclass which includes sharks and skates The manta ray is the largest of the rays. They can typically be found in and around coral reefs feeding on plankton and fish larvae. To learn more about manta rays, see the Related Links.
No Kingdom: Animalia (animals) Phylum: Chordata SubPhylum: Vertebrata (vertebrates) Class: Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish) Subclass: Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) Superorder: Batoidea Order: Myliobatiformes Family: Myliobatidae (Eagle Rays), Genus: Manta Species: birostris In short, a manta ray is a fish.
Most species of Shark are successful predators. Thier Class -- Chondricthyes -- are cartilaginous fish, so they lack the strong, more rigid, (usually) calcium based skeletons of the Teleostes, or boney fishes, which are phylogenically (and evolutionarily) more modern. So sharks are typically more easily damaged than bony fish. However, sharks have a wide niche, a viable birthrate, are present in every ocean and even in some lakes and rivers. As such, I think it's… Read More
There are many orders and species of sharks. They all belong to the: Chondrichthyes Class, Subclass: Elasmobranchii Superorder: Selachimorph. Then each species belongs to one or other of over ten orders within this superorder. The Carcharhiniformes is one of them. The Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias belongs to this order. For more information see 'Related Links' below.
Kingdom: Anamalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Chondrichthyes Subclass: Elasmobranchii Superorder: Selachimorpha Orders: Carcharhiniformes Heterodontiformes Hexanchiformes Lamniformes Orectolobiformes Pristiophoriformes Squaliformes Squatiniformes Symmoriida Cladoselachiformes Xenacanthida Eugeneodontida Hybodontiformes Species: There are hundereds of different species of sharks around the world.
Some predators of sharks are humans and other sharks.
are people predators to sharks than sharks are to humans
Yes sharks are predators to fish.
Sharks are apex predators. They do not have any natural predators except other sharks. Large sharks are known to kill and eat smaller ones.
Sharks have no natural predators. However, humans are predators that kill sharks. So, hopefully they avoid areas where humans are in order to avoid them.
Their predators are great white sharks and killer whales.
Great white sharks have no predators exept for man.
Sharks are a type of fish that have no bones, only cartilage. Some parts of their skeleton, like their vertebrae, are calcified. Cartilage, a strong fibrous substance, is softer than bone; our nose and ears are made of cartilage. Sharks belong to the group of fishes called Elasmobranchii, which also includes the rays, skates, and ratfish. The Elasmobranchii are all fish that have no bones, only cartilage.
when lemon sharks are juvenile, their predators maybe other sharks but when in adult hood, their predators may only be parasites
Man, other sharks.
sharks are predators, but no parasites
Tiger sharks have no natural predators. Giant octupuses can not even kill tiger sharks tiger sharks eat them. ^ I think your wrong about that buddy.
The Main Predators Are Orcas, Blue Sharks And "Cookiecutter Sharks." Cookiecutter Sharks Don't Kill Humpback Whales But They Make Bitemarks Out Of Them.
J. A. F. Garrick has written: 'Studies on New Zealand Elasmobranchii' -- subject(s): Chondrichthyes, Lantern sharks, Sharks 'Additions to a revision of the shark genus Carcharhinus' -- subject(s): Carcharhinus, Sharks 'Sharks of the genus Carcharhinus' -- subject(s): Carcharhinus, Classification, Fishes
Manta Rays are classified as Elasmobranchii, which is used to class other rays and sharks. The manta ray is a part of the eagle ray family of Myliobatidae.
Sharks are predators. In fact, they are apex predators, meaning they are not preyed upon as healthy adults in the wild.
Their predators include sharks.
Tiger Sharks are their biggest predators
Great white sharks are Apex predators which means they have no natural predators besisdes man.
Bull sharks, bonnet head sharks, and the great blue heron are common predators of estuaries.
Mostly humans and larger sharks.
predators are sharks, whales, octopus, and aliens
they have no predators so they don't need to
they are both. they are predators to some animals
No. A shark's skeleton is made from cartilage, a material softer and more flexible than bone. Sharks are cartilaginous fishes which means they have a skeleton of cartilage. This skeleton is usually calcified but it is not true bone. The fins of a shark contain cartilaginous rodlike supports called ceratotrichia. Cartilaginous fishes are composed of two groups: sharks and rays (Subclass Elasmobranchi) and chimaeras (Subclass Holocephali).
Sharks aren't normally prey, but things that will kill a shark are humans and other sharks.
Sharks Predators with a Purpose - 2007 was released on: USA: 8 May 2007 (internet)
Many other larger predators and people.
Sharks and rays live in the ocean and they are both predators.
other sharks, either mako, or bigger sharks