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Family: Carcharhinidae Requiem sharks



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Carcharhinus acronotus Blacknose shark Western Atlantic 200 TL 1860
Carcharhinus albimarginatus Silvertip shark Indo-Pacific 300 TL 1837
Carcharhinus altimus Bignose shark Circumglobal, with patchy 300 TL 1950
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides Graceful shark Indo-Pacific 167 TL 1934
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos Blacktail reef shark Indo-West Pacific to Cent 255 TL 1856
Carcharhinus amboinensis Pigeye shark Eastern Atlantic 280 TL 1839
Carcharhinus borneensis Borneo shark Western Pacific 70 TL 1858
Carcharhinus brachyurus Copper shark Western Atlantic 325 TL 1870
Carcharhinus brevipinna Spinner shark Atlantic, Mediterranean a 300 TL 1839
Carcharhinus cautus Nervous shark Western Pacific 150 TL 1945
Carcharhinus cerdale Pacific smalltail shark Eastern Pacific Ocean 140 TL 1898
Carcharhinus coatesi East Indian to Western Pa 88 TL 1939
Carcharhinus dussumieri Whitecheek shark Indian Ocean 121 TL 1839
Carcharhinus falciformis Silky shark Circumtropical. Western 350 TL 1839
Carcharhinus fitzroyensis Creek whaler Western Pacific 135 TL 1943
Carcharhinus galapagensis Galapagos shark Circumtropical with a pre 370 TL 1905
Carcharhinus hemiodon Pondicherry shark Indo-West Pacific 200 TL 1839
Carcharhinus humani Human’s whaler shark Western Indian Ocean 84.4 TL 2014
Carcharhinus isodon Finetooth shark Western Atlantic 190 TL 1839
Carcharhinus leiodon Smooth tooth blacktip shark Western Indian Ocean 75 TL 1985
Carcharhinus leucas Bull shark Cosmopolitan in tropical 400 TL 1839
Carcharhinus limbatus Blacktip shark Cosmopolitan. Western At 275 TL 1839
Carcharhinus longimanus Oceanic whitetip shark Circumglobal (tropical to 400 TL 1861
Carcharhinus macloti Hardnose shark Indo-West Pacific 110 TL 1839
Carcharhinus macrops Northwest Pacific 1983
Carcharhinus melanopterus Blacktip reef shark Indo-Pacific 200 TL 1824
Carcharhinus obscurus Dusky shark Western Atlantic 420 TL 1818
Carcharhinus perezi Caribbean reef shark Western Atlantic 300 TL 1876
Carcharhinus plumbeus Sandbar shark Western Atlantic 250 TL 1827
Carcharhinus porosus Smalltail shark Western Atlantic 150 TL 1839
Carcharhinus sealei Blackspot shark Indo-West Pacific 100 TL 1913
Carcharhinus signatus Night shark Western Atlantic 280 TL 1868
Carcharhinus sorrah Spot-tail shark Indo-West Pacific 160 TL 1839
Carcharhinus tilstoni Australian blacktip shark Indo-West Pacific 200 TL 1950
Carcharhinus tjutjot Western Pacific 93.7 TL 1852
Galeocerdo cuvier Tiger shark Circumglobal in tropical 750 TL 1822
Glyphis fowlerae Borneo river shark Asia 77.8 TL 2010
Glyphis gangeticus Ganges shark Indo-West Pacific 204 TL 1839
Glyphis garricki Northern river shark Indo-West Pacific 251 TL 2008
Glyphis glyphis Speartooth shark Western Pacific 175 TL 1839
Glyphis siamensis Irrawaddy river shark Eastern Indian Ocean 1896
Isogomphodon oxyrhynchus Daggernose shark Western Atlantic 160 TL 1839
Lamiopsis temminckii Broadfin shark Indian Ocean 170 TL 1839
Lamiopsis tephrodes Indo-Western Pacific 128.2 TL 1905
Loxodon macrorhinus Sliteye shark Indo-West Pacific 98 TL 1839
Nasolamia velox Whitenose shark Eastern Pacific 150 TL 1898
Negaprion acutidens Sicklefin lemon shark Indo-Pacific 380 TL 1837
Negaprion brevirostris Lemon shark Western Atlantic 340 TL 1868
Prionace glauca Blue shark Circumglobal in temperate 400 TL 1758
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
Scoliodon laticaudus Spadenose shark Indo-West Pacific 100 TL 1838
Scoliodon macrorhynchos Western Central Pacific 70.7 TL 1852
Triaenodon obesus Whitetip reef shark Indo-Pacific 213 TL 1837



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