A heavy-bodied, dull-coloured shark of the tropical Atlantic, with numerous thornlike spines on the back.
- Echinorhinus brucus, family Echinorhinidae.
- Prickly sharks are one of two species of shark known as bramble sharks in the family Echinorhinidae.
- There have been five reports of the bramble shark in the western North Atlantic Ocean region.
- Note that those of the bramble shark have rounded bases and often fuse together, while those of the prickly shark are stellate with heavily-ridged spines and never fuse.
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