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What is a Spiracle?

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What is a Spiracle?

Spiracle is a respiratory opening that allows water to flow over flow over the gills without using the mouth or needing to swim to force water over the gills.

In sharks, skates, and rays, spiracles are usually a pair located behind each eye.

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