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Notes on sharks from the coast of California

David Starr Jordan, Charles H. Gilbert
1880 Proceedings of the United States National Museum  
A second example of Xystreurys liolepis, taken at Santa Barbara, is sinistral. The species is, therefore, like Faraliclitliys maculosus and Flatk'hthys stellatus, both dextral and sinistral. In the second example the small accessory scales are extremely numerous. Two more examples of the species, noticed by us as PlatysomatlcJithys sfomiasj have been obtained in trawl-nets from near the Farallones. This species is apparently not congeneric with Flatysomatichthys hippoglossoides, differing in
more » ... es, differing in the long and slender gill-rakers and the ctenoid scales, as well as in the dentition, narrow interorbital space, and other minor details. The large teeth in both jaws, and the small teeth in the outer row in the upper jaw, are distinctly arrotc-sliaped, being abruptly widened toward the tip, thence acutely triangular.
doi:10.5479/si.00963801.3-118.51 fatcat:g2oma4ldtvg33gqkxlf7gr32wi