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Lamna

Lamna
Temporal range: 65–0Ma[1]
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Danian to Present
Porbeagle (L. nasus)
Salmon shark (L. ditropis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Lamnidae
Genus: Lamna
Cuvier, 1816
Type species
Squalus cornubicus
Bloch and Schneider, 1801
Synonyms
  • Exoles Gistel, 1848
  • Lamia Risso, 1827
  • Selanonius Fleming, 1828

Lamna is a genus of mackerel sharks in the family Lamnidae, containing two extant species: the porbeagle (L. nasus) of the North Atlantic and Southern Hemisphere, and the salmon shark (L. ditropis) of the North Pacific.

Contents

  • Endothermy 1
  • Species 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Endothermy

The two species of this genus can keep their blood temperature higher above that of the water surrounding them than other cartilaginous fish, with temperature differences recorded up to 15.6 °C.[2][3][4] Among fish, blood temperature regulation only occurs in large, fast species – bluefin tuna and swordfish are bony fish with similar abilities.

Species

See also

References

  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Chondrichthyes entry)". Bulletins of American Paleontology 364: 560. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  2. ^ Abstract for S. D. Anderson, K. J. Goldman: “Temperature Measurements from Salmon Sharks, Lamna ditropis, in Alaskan Waters”, Copeia, Vol. 2001, No. 3, 2001-08-06
  3. ^ Lamna ditropisSalmon shark, MarineBio"
  4. ^ C. Larsen, H. Malte, R. E. Weber: “ATP-induced Reverse Temperature Effect in Isohemoglobins from the Endothermic Porbeagle Shark”, Journal of Biological Chemistry vol. 278, issue 33, 30741–30747, 2003-08-15
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