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  • small, slender
    head narrow, pointed
    eye very large
    Heptranchias perlo, Sharpnose sevengill shark
    7 gill slits
  • body large, heavy
    head wide, rounded
    eye small
    LL and fin borders pale
    D near C
    Hexanchus griseus, Bluntnose sixgill shark
    6 gill slits
    6 rows lower teeth
  • small, slender
    head narrow, pointed
    eye large
    D not very near C
    Hexanchus vitulus, Bigeye sixgill shark
    6 gill slits
    5 rows lower teeth