is a genus of squaliform sharks
, the only genus in the family Echinorhinidae
. The name is from Greek echinos
meaning "sea urchin
" and rhinos
This genus includes two extant species characterized by a short nose, rough spiny dermal denticles, no anal fin, and two small spineless dorsal fins. Both species are uncommon, little known, deep-water sharks.
- FAO Species Catalogue Volume 4 Parts 1 and 2 Sharks of the World