Boschung, Herbert T. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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An order of sharks, commonly known as carpet sharks. Members of the order Orectolobiformes share the following characteristics: two dorsal fins without spines; a short snout that leaves the mouth terminal or almost terminal; and each nostril connected to the mouth by a deep groove, with the anterior margin having a well-developed barbel. The classification hierarchy is:
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