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Author: Rafinesque, 1810

Diagnostic Features:
Head broad or narrow and pointed, with 6 pairs of gill slits; eyes small to large; mouth narrow and parabolic or wide and arcuate; large lower comblike teeth low and long, with mesial serrations, a low to moderately high cusp, and 8 to 10 distal cusplets in adults; caudal peduncle short to long, distance from dorsal fin insertion to upper caudal origin varying from slightly longer to about twice as long as dorsal base; body without spots, no black tips on fins.

Following Springer and Waller (1969), two species are recognized for this genus, H. griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788) and H. vitulus Springer and Waller, 1969.

Genus Hexanchus