Gill slits are individual openings to gills, i.e., multiple gill arches, which lack a
single outer cover. Such gills are characteristic of cartilaginous fish such as
Shark gills. Sharks have 5-7 pairs of gill slits located on the sides of their heads.
They breathe through these gill slits.
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Sharks are fish and, like other species of fish, use gills to breathe rather than
lungs. There are usually between five and seven gill arches, each bearing one
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Seven Gill Sharks - Notorynchus cepedianus. Photo by PSRF. DESCRIPTION. 7-
gill sharks are distinguished by being the only shark species to have 7 gill slits.
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covering their vulnerable gills, the gill slits of a shark are exposed and visible.
Like bony fish, sharks breathe by extracting dissolved oxygen from water. The
water enters the mouth, passes through the gills and is expelled through gill slits