shark makes & models

There are over 360 species of sharks in eight different orders.

Squatiniformes (angel sharks)
Flat body, ray-like, broad pectoral fins, two dorsal fins, mouth in front, no anal fin.
Average length: 4.9 feet
Found in temperate and tropical waters
Up to 15 species, including:
African Angelshark
Argentine Angelshark
Chilean Angelshark
Australian Angelshark
Pacific Angelshark
Taiwan Angelshark
Clouded Angelshark
Cortez Angelshark
Ornate Angelshark
Sand Devil

Pristiophoriformes (sawsharks)
Snout elongated, sawlike, no anal fin, mouth underneath.
Benthic
Eat small fish and crustaceans
5 species, including:
Shortnose Sawshark
Longnose Sawshark
Sixgill Sawshark
Japanese Sawshark
Dwarf Sawshark
Philippine Sawshark
Bahamas Sawshark
Tropical Australian Sawshark
Eastern Australian Sawshark

Squaliformes (dogfish sharks)
Short snout, not sawlike or ray-like, two dorsal fins, five gill slits, no anal fin.
Deep waters, tropical and temperate seas, Arctic and Antarctic
Approximately 80 species in seven genera, including:
Dogfish Shark
Bramble Shark
Greenland Shark
Rough Shark
Pygmy Shark
Cookie Cutter Shark
Gulper Shark
Lantern Shark
Sleeper Shark
Kitefin Shark

Carcharhiniformes (ground sharks)
Sliding flap that covers eyes, two dorsal fins, five gill slits, no fin spines, anal fin.
Tropical and temperate waters, some live in fresh water
Benthic
Over 270 species, including:
Bull Shark
Hammerhead Shark
Requiem Shark
Caribbean Reef Shark
Tiger Shark
Lemon Shark
Cat Shark
False Cat Shark
Finback Cat Shark
Sandbar Shark
Blue Shark
Milk Shark
Whitetip Shark
Hammerhead Shark
Barbeled Houndshark
Swell Shark
Leopard Shark
Silky Shark
Hound Shark
Soupfin Shark
Weasel Shark

Lamniformes (mackeral sharks)
Mouth extends behind eyes, no sliding flap over eyes, two dorsal fins, five gill slits, no fin spines, anal fin.
Length: One to 32 feet

16 species, including:
Great White Shark
Shortfin Mako Shark
Longfin Mako Shark
Bigeye Thresher Shark
Thintail Thresher Shark
Basking Shark
Megatooth Shark
Goblin Shark
Indian Sand Tiger Shark
Bigeye Sand Tiger Shark
Smalltooth Sand Tiger Shark
Crocodile Shark
Megamouth Shark
Salmon Shark
Porbeagle Shark
Grey Nurse Shark

Orectolobiformes (carpet sharks)
Mouth out in front of eyes, two dorsal fins, five gill slits, no fin spines, anal fin.
In shore, tropical waters
Enormous difference in sizes (the whale shark is the largest living fish)

39 species in seven genera, including:
Bamboo Shark
Zebra Shark
Blind Shark
Whale Shark
Nurse Shark
Ornate Wobbegong Shark
Carpet Shark
Collared Carpet Shark

Heterodontiformes (bullhead sharks)
Dorsal fin spins, two dorsal fins, five gill slits, anal fin.
Primitive bottom-dwellers
Temperate and tropical

9 species, including:
Horn Shark
Crested Bullhead Shark
Japanese Bullhead Shark
Mexican Hornshark
Oman Bullhead Shark
Galapagos Bullhead Shark
Whitespotted Bullhead Shark
Zebra Bullhead Shark
Port Jackson Shark

Hexanchiformes (frilled sharks & cow sharks)
Six or seven gill slits, one dorsal fin, anal fin.
Prefer deep water

5 species, including:
Frilled Shark
Sharpnose Sevengill Shark
Broadnose Sevengill Shark
Bluntnose Sixgill Shark
Bigeyed Sixgill Shark


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