List of sharks

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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 eight orders, and the families and genera within the orders are listed in alphabetical order.

Cow and frilled sharks[edit]

Dogfish sharks[edit]

Sawsharks[edit]

Angel sharks[edit]

Bullhead sharks[edit]

Carpet sharks[edit]

Ground sharks[edit]

Mackerel sharks[edit]

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