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Family: Carchariidae Ragged-tooth sharks



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Circumtropical
Max. Length 330 cm TL
Carcharias taurus Rafinesque, 1810

Photo by Photo by Choromanski, J.M.
 
Carcharias taurus
[Sand tiger shark]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 370 cm TL
Carcharias tricuspidatus Day, 1878

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Carcharias tricuspidatus
[Indian sand tiger]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Carcharias taurus Sand tiger shark Circumtropical 330 TL 1810
Carcharias tricuspidatus Indian sand tiger Indian Ocean 370 TL 1878



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