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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae Requiem sharks

Genus: Rhizoprionodon

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Rhizoprionodon acutus Milk shark Eastern Atlantic 175 TL 1837
Rhizoprionodon lalandii Brazilian sharpnose shark Western Atlantic 80 TL 1839
Rhizoprionodon longurio Pacific sharpnose shark Eastern Pacific 154 TL 1882
Rhizoprionodon oligolinx Grey sharpnose shark Indo-West Pacific 70 TL 1964
Rhizoprionodon porosus Caribbean sharpnose shark Western Atlantic 113 TL 1861
Rhizoprionodon taylori Australian sharpnose shark Western Pacific 69.1 TL 1915
Rhizoprionodon terraenovae Atlantic sharpnose shark Western Atlantic 110 TL 1836



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