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Carcharhiniformes

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Carcharhiniformes
Higher classification  Shark
Phylum  Chordata
Superorder  Selachimorpha
Mass  Bull shark: 130 kg
Rank  Order
Subclass  Elasmobranchii
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Lower classifications  Requiem shark, Hammerhead shark, Catshark, Houndshark, Smooth‑hound

The ground sharks, order Carcharhiniformes, are the largest order of sharks. With over 270 species, carcharhiniforms include a number of common types, such as catsharks, swellsharks, and the sandbar shark.

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Members of this order are characterized by the presence of a nictitating membrane over the eye, two dorsal fins, an anal fin, and five gill slits.

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The families in the order Carcharhiniformes are expected to be revised; recent DNA studies show that some of the conventional groups are not monophyletic.

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Families

According to FishBase, the eight families of ground sharks are:

  • Carcharhinidae (requiem sharks)
  • Hemigaleidae (weasel sharks)
  • Leptochariidae (barbeled houndshark)
  • Proscylliidae (finback catsharks)
  • Pseudotriakidae (false catsharks)
  • Scyliorhinidae (catsharks)
  • Sphyrnidae (hammerhead sharks)
  • Triakidae (houndsharks)

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    References

    Carcharhiniformes Wikipedia


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