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Galeorhinus galeus (Liver Oil Shark) is a species of modern sharks in the family hound sharks. This species is extinct. They are listed as critically endangered by IUCN and as of special concern by COSEWIC. They are carnivores. Individuals could grow to 200 cm. Reproduction was iteroparous and ovoviviparous. They rely on carcharhiniform to move around.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/extinct
  • Definition: A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. A \r\ntaxon is presumed Extinct when exhaustive surveys in known and/or expected habitat, \r\nat appropriate times (diurnal, seasonal, annual), throughout its historic range have failed \r\nto record an individual. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s \r\nlife cycle and life form.
  • Attribution: http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria
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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/carcharhiniform
  • Definition: Body/caudal fin propulsion, retaining eel-like body movements and exploiting interactions between the sidewash from an anterior median fin with the next posterior fin, increasing its effective angle of attack
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EOL has data for 44 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Liver-oil Shark. View this species on GBIF