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σέλαχ-ος , εος, τό, mostly in pl. σελάχη, τά,
A.the cartilaginous or elasmobranch fishes, sharks and rays, Arist.HA505a1, 511a5, al.; “ἰχθύσι σελάχεσιHp.Morb.2.50, etc. (Some derived the name from σέλας, because fishes of this kind emit a phosphorescent light, Gal. 6.737.)
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