|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Dalatiidae||Dalatias licha||(Bonnaterre)||1788||Kitefin Shark|
Unique Characters: Body darkish brown with blackish spots. Two dorsal fins without spines on their anterior margins. Head with 5 gill slits, all anterior to pectoral fins, the fifth not abruptly longer than the others; spiracles always present, large and just behind eyes. Eyes on sides of head, without nictitating eyelids. Teeth strong-cusped, dissimilar in both jaws, upper teeth narrow, and needle-like, without cusplets; lower teeth compressed, broad, blade-like, and without cusplets, adjacent teeth imbricated, upper teeth much smaller than lowers.
Similar Species: None.