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HOME >> WATER SPECIES >> Sharks
 
Shark Species
 

Sharks are truly one of a kind species. They have been around since long before the dinosaurs roamed the planet. Their habitat living in water all over the world, in every ocean, and even in some rivers and lakes.

Unlike bony fish, sharks have no bones they are known as invertebrates. Their skeleton is made of cartilage, which is a tough, fibrous substance, not nearly as hard as bone. Sharks also have no swim bladder which bony fish have to help them swim properly.

Common Name: Scientific Name:
Bahamas Sawshark Pristiophorus Schroederi
Basking Shark Cetorhinus Maximus
Blacknose Shark Carcharhinus Acronotus
Blacktail Reef Shark Carcharhinus wheeleri
Blacktip Reef Shark Carcharhinus Melanopterus
Blacktip Shark Carcharhinus Limbatus
Blind Shark Brachaelurus Waddi
Blue Shark Prionace Glauca
Bluntnose Sixgill Shark Hexanchus Griseus
Bonnethead Shark Sphyrna Tiburo
Broadnose Sevengill Shark Notorhynchus Cepedianus
Bronze Whaler Shark Carcharhinus Brachyurus
Brownbanded Bamboo Shark Chiloscyllium Punctatum
Bull Shark Carcharhinus Leucas
California Hornshark Heterodontus Francisci
Caribbean Reef Shark Carcharhinus Perezi
Caribbean Sharpnose Shark Rhizoprionodon Porosus
Cobblers Wobbegong Sutorectus Tentaculatus
Colcloughs Shark Brachaelurus Colcloughi
Common Sawshark Pristiophorus Cirratus
Cookie Cutter Shark Isistius Brasiliensis
Coral Catshark Atelomycterus Marmoratus
Crested Bullhead Shark Heterodontus Galeatus
Draughtsboard Shark Cephaloscyllium Isabellum
Dusky Shark Carcharhinus Obscurus
Epaulette Shark Hemiscyllium Ocellatum
Freycinets Epaulette Shark Hemiscyllium Freycineti
Frilled Shark Chlamydoselachus Anguineus
Galapagos Bullhead Shark Heterodontus Quoyi
Galapagos Shark Carcharhinus Galapagensis
Ganges Shark Glyphis Gangeticus
Goblin Shark Mitsukurina Owstoni
Golden Hammerhead Sphyrna Tudes
Graceful Shark Carcharhinus Amblyrhynchoides
Gray Reef Shark Carcharhinus Amblyrhynchos
Great Hammerhead Shark Sphyrna Mokarran
Great White Shark Carcharodon Carcharias
Greenland Shark Somniosus Microcephalus
Gulf Catshark Asymbolus Vincenti
Gummy Shark Mustelus Antarcticus
Horn Shark Heterodontus Francisci
Lemon Shark Negaprion Brevirostris
Leopard Shark Triakis Semifasciata
Longnose Velvet Dogfish Centroscymnus Crepidater
Oceanic Whitetip Shark Carcharhinus Longimanus
Ornate Wobbegong Orectolobus Ornatus
Megamouth Megachasma Pelagios
Mexican Bullhead Heterodontus Mexicanus
Milk Shark Rhizoprionodon Acutus
Necklace Carpet Shark Parascyllium Variolatum
Nurse Shark Ginglymostoma Cirratum
Pacific Angel Shark Squatina Californica
Pelagic Thresher Shark Alopias Pelagicus
Pigeye Shark Carcharhinus Amboinensis
Piked Dogfish Squalus Acanthias
Porbeagle Shark Lamna Nasus
Portuguese Dogfish Centroscymnus Coelolepis
Port Jackson Shark Heterodontus Potusjacksoni
Prickly Dogfish Oxynotus Bruniensis
Rusty Carpet Shark Parascyllium Ferrugineum
Sailfin Roughshark Oxynotus Paradoxus
Salmon Shark Lamna Ditropis
Sandbar Shark Carcharhinus Plumbeus
Sandtiger Shark Carcharias Taurus
Scalloped Hammerhead Shark Sphyrna Lewini
Seal Shark Dalatias Licha
Sharpnose Sevengill Shark Heptranchias Perlo
Shortfin Mako Isurus Oxyrinchus
Shortnose Spurdog Squalus Megalops
Shortspine Spurdog Squalus Mitsukurii
Sicklefin Lemon Shark Negaprion Acutidens
Silky Shark Carcharhinus Falciformis
Silvertip Shark Carcharhinus Albimarginatus
Smooth Hammerhead Shark Sphyrna Zygaena
Smalltooth Sandtiger Odontaspis Ferox
Soupfin Shark Galeorhinus Galeus
Southern Lantern Shark Etmopterus Granulosus
Speckled Epaulette Hemiscyllium Trispeculare
Spinner Shark Carcharhinus Brevipinna
Spiny Dogfish Squalus Acanthias
Spotted Wobbegong Orectolobus Maculatus
Starry Smoothhound Mustelus Asterias
Striped Catshark Poroderma Africanum
Swell Shark Cephaloscyllium Ventriosum
Tiger Shark Galeocerdo Cuvier
Tasmanian Numbfish Narcine Tasmaniensis
Tasseled Wobbegong Eucrossorhinus Dasypogon
Tawny Nurse Shark Nebrius Ferrugineus
Wards Wobbegong Orectolobus Wardi
Whale Shark Rhincodon Typus
Whitespotted Bamboo Shark Chiloscyllium Plagiosum
Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon Obesus
Winghead Shark Eusphyra Blochii
Zebra Shark Stegostoma Varium

 

 
 
 
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