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meaning: "Spiny base"
Named By: Agassiz in 1833
Time Period: Early Devonian to Early Permian, 409-284 Ma
Location: Worldwide
Size: 30 centimetres long
Diet: Filter feeder
Fossil(s): Many remains including complete specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Acanthodii | Acanthodiformes |

Acanthodes (meaning spiny base or thorny base) is an extinct genus of spiny shark. Fossils have been found in Europe, North America, and Australia.

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