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10.5: Cartilaginous Fish

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barbels

Whisker-like organs that sense the environment to help the sharks find food.

cartilage

Tough yet flexible material that lends support.

cartilaginous fish

Class of fish, including sharks and rays, with a skeleton of cartilage.

Leydig’s organ

Organ that produces red blood cells; found only in sharks and rays.

ovoviparous

Describes an organism that retains fertilized eggs inside the body, so that the young hatch internally and are born alive.

placoid scales

Tough scales that originate from modified teeth.

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