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Table 1.

Shark species tested for electroreceptive response

OrderSpeciesReference
Squaliformes Mustelus canis Kalmijn, 1978  
Orectolobiformes Ginglymostoma cirratum Johnson et al., 1984  
Lamniformes Carcharodon carcharias Tricas and McCosker, 1984 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinus canicula Kalmijn, 1971  
 Cephaloscyllium ventriosum Tricas, 1982 
 Prionace glauca Kalmijn, 1978  
 Triakis semifasciata Kalmijn, 1978  
 Negaprion brevirostris Kalmijn, 1978  
 Carcharhinus melanopterus Haine et al., 2001  
OrderSpeciesReference
Squaliformes Mustelus canis Kalmijn, 1978  
Orectolobiformes Ginglymostoma cirratum Johnson et al., 1984  
Lamniformes Carcharodon carcharias Tricas and McCosker, 1984 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinus canicula Kalmijn, 1971  
 Cephaloscyllium ventriosum Tricas, 1982 
 Prionace glauca Kalmijn, 1978  
 Triakis semifasciata Kalmijn, 1978  
 Negaprion brevirostris Kalmijn, 1978  
 Carcharhinus melanopterus Haine et al., 2001  

Although six carcharhiniform sharks have been tested for their response to electric stimuli, no studies have examined any species within the family Sphyrnidae.

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