World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

List of sharks

Article Id: WHEBN0000969140
Reproduction Date:

Title: List of sharks  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Sharks, Shark attack, Shark, Great white shark, Tip of the day/May 10
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

List of sharks

Identification of the 8 extant shark orders

Sharks belong to the superorder Selachimorpha in the subclass Elasmobranchii, in the class Chondrichthyes. The Elasmobranchii also include rays and skates; the Chondrichthyes also include Chimaeras. The first sharks appeared in the oceans 440 million years ago.

Listed below are extant species of shark. Sharks are spread across 511 described species in eight orders. The families and genera within the orders are listed in alphabetical order.

Cow and frilled sharks

Dogfish sharks


Angel sharks

Bullhead sharks

Mackerel sharks

Carpet sharks

Ground sharks

See also


  • Animal Diversity Web
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.