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 over 440 million years ago.

Listed below are extant species of shark. Sharks are spread across 512 described and 23 undescribed species in eight orders. The families and genera within the orders are listed in alphabetical order. Also included is a field guide to place sharks into the correct order.

Cow and frilled sharks[edit]

Dogfish sharks[edit]

Sawsharks[edit]

Angel sharks[edit]

Bullhead sharks[edit]

Mackerel sharks[edit]

Carpet sharks[edit]

Ground sharks[edit]

Alphabetic Sort[edit]

African angelshark / African dwarf sawshark / African frilled shark / African lanternshark / African ribbontail catshark / African sawtail catshark / Angelshark / Angular angelshark / Angular roughshark / Antilles catshark / Arabian carpetshark / Arabian catshark / Arabian smooth-hound / Argentine angelshark / Arrow-head dogfish / Atlantic angelshark / Atlantic sawtail catshark / Atlantic sharpnose shark / Atlantic weasel shark / Australian angelshark / Australian black-spotted catshark / Australian blacktip shark / Australian grey smooth-hound / Australian marbled catshark / Australian reticulate swellshark / Australian sawtail catshark / Australian sharpnose shark / Australian spotted catshark / Australian swellshark / Australian weasel shark / Azores dogfish / Bahamas sawshark / Bali catshark / Balloon shark / Banded houndshark / Banded sand catshark / Banded wobbegong / Bar-tail spurdog / Barbel-throat carpetshark / Barbeled houndshark / Bare-skin dogfish / Basking shark / Beige catshark / Big-eye houndshark / Big-eye sandtiger shark / Big-eye thresher shark / Big-head catshark / Big-head spurdog / Big-nose shark / Bigeyed sixgill cow shark / Bird-beak dogfish / Black-belly lanternshark / Black dogfish / Black-fin gulper shark / Black-gill catshark / Black-mouth catshark / Black-mouth lanternshark / Black-nose shark / Black roughscale catshark / Black-spot shark / Black-spotted catshark / Black-spotted smooth-hound / Black-tail reef shark / Black-tailed spurdog / Black-tip reef shark / Black-tip sawtail catshark / Black-tip shark / Black-tip tope / Black wonder catshark / Blind shark / Blotched catshark / Blotched catshark / Blotchy swellshark / Blue-grey carpetshark / Blue shark / Blunt-nose sixgill cow shark / Blunt-nose spiny dogfish / Blurred lanternshark / Boa catshark / Bonnethead shark / Borneo broadfin shark / Borneo catshark / Borneo shark / Bramble shark / Brazilian sharpnose shark / Bristled lanternshark / Bristly catshark / Broad-banded lanternshark / Broad-fin sawtail catshark / Broad-fin shark / Broad-gill catshark / Broad-head catshark / Broad-mouth catshark / Broad-nose catshark / Broad-nose sevengill cow shark / Broad-snout lanternshark / Brown-banded bamboo shark / Brown catshark / Brown lanternshark / Brown shyshark / Brown smooth-hound / Brown-spotted catshark / Bull shark / Burmese bamboo shark / Campeche catshark / Caribbean lanternshark / Caribbean reef shark / Caribbean roughshark / Caribbean sharpnose shark / Caribbean smooth-hound / Carolina hammerhead / Cenderawasih epaulette shark / Chain catshark / Chilean angelshark / Chilean lanternshark / Clouded angelshark / Cloudy catshark / Coates' shark / Cobbler wobbegong / Collared carpetshark / Comb-tooth dogfish / Comb-tooth lanternshark / Common smooth-hound / Comoro catshark / Cook's swellshark / Cookie-cutter shark / Copper shark / Coral catshark / Creek whaler / Crested bullhead shark / Crocodile shark / Crying catshark / Cryptic hornshark / Cuban dogfish / Cuban ribbontail catshark / Cylindrical lanternshark / Cyrano spurdog / Dagger-nose shark / Dark freckled catshark / Dark shyshark / Deep-water catshark / Deep-water sicklefin houndshark / Dense-scale lanternshark / Disparate angelshark / Draughtsboard shark / Dumb gulper shark / Dusky catshark / Dusky shark / Dusky smooth-hound / Dusky-snout catshark / Dwarf catshark / Dwarf catshark / Dwarf false catshark / Dwarf gulper shark / Dwarf lanternshark / Dwarf sawtail catshark / Dwarf smooth-hound / Dwarf-spotted wobbegong / Eastern angelshark / Eastern banded catshark / Eastern highfin spurdog / Eastern longnose spurdog / Eastern spotted gummy shark / Edmund's spurdog / Elongate carpetshark / Epaulette shark / False catshark / False lanternshark / False smalltail shark / Fat catshark / Fat-spine spurdog / Fedorov's catshark / File-tail catshark / Fine-tooth shark / Flaccid catshark / Flag-tail swellshark / Flap-nose houndshark / Flat-head catshark / Floral banded wobbegong / Formosa swellshark / Freckled catshark / Frilled shark / Fringe-fin lanternshark / Frog shark / Galapagos bullhead shark / Galapagos shark / Galápagos catshark / Galbraith's catshark / Ganges shark / Garrick's catshark / Gecko catshark / Ghost catshark / Ginger carpetshark / Goblin shark / Graceful catshark / Graceful shark / Granular dogfish / Great hammerhead / Great lanternshark / Great white shark / Green-eye spurdog / Green lanternshark / Greenland shark / Grey bamboo shark / Grey sharpnose shark / Grey smooth-hound / Grinning catshark / Guadalupe lanternshark / Gulf catshark / Gulf of Mexico filetail catshark / Gulf smooth-hound / Gulper shark / Gummy shark / Halmahera epaulette shark / Hard-nose shark / Harlequin catshark / Hasselt's bamboo shark / Hawaiian lanternshark / Hidden angelshark / High-fin dogfish / Hoary catshark / Honey-comb catshark / Hooded carpetshark / Hook-tooth dogfish / Hook-tooth shark / Horn shark / Human's whaler shark / Humpback catshark / Humpback smooth-hound / Iceland catshark / Indian swellshark / Indonesian angelshark / Indonesian filetail catshark / Indonesian greeneye spurdog / Indonesian houndshark / Indonesian shortsnout spurdog / Indonesian speckled carpetshark / Indonesian speckled catshark / Indonesian whaler shark / Indonesian wobbegong / Izak catshark / Izu catshark / Japanese angelshark / Japanese bullhead shark / Japanese catshark / Japanese roughshark / Japanese sawshark / Japanese shortnose spurdog / Japanese spurdog / Japanese topeshark / Japanese velvet dogfish / Japanese wobbegong / Kanakorum catshark / Kermadec smooth-hound / Kermadec spiny dogfish / Kitefin shark / Knife-tooth dogfish / Lana's sawshark / Large-nose catshark / Large-spine velvet dogfish / Large-tooth cookiecutter shark / Leaf-scale gulper shark / Lemon shark / Leopard catshark / Leopard epaulette shark / Leopard shark / Lesser-spotted catshark / Lined catshark / Lined lanternshark / Lined lanternshark / Little gulper shark / Little sleeper shark / Lizard catshark / Lollipop catshark / Lombok highfin spurdog / Long-fin catshark / Long-fin mako / Long-fin sawtail catshark / Long-head catshark / Long-nose catshark / Long-nose houndshark / Long-nose pygmy shark / Long-nose sawshark / Long-nose sawtail catshark / Long-nose spurdog / Long-nose velvet dogfish / Long-snout dogfish / Longnose sleeper shark / Low-fin gulper shark / Magnificent catshark / Mandarin dogfish / Mangalore houndshark / McMillan's catshark / Megamouth shark / Mexican angelshark / Mexican hornshark / Milk-eye catshark / Milk shark / Mini gulper shark / Moller's lanternshark / Mosaic gulper shark / Mouse catshark / Mud catshark / Mukah river shark / Narrow-bar swellshark / Narrow-fin smooth-hound / Narrow-head catshark / Narrow-mouthed catshark / Narrow-nose smooth-hound / Narrow-tail catshark / Natal shyshark / Necklace carpetshark / Nervous shark / Network wobbegong / New Zealand catshark / New Zealand lanternshark / Night shark / Ninja lanternshark / Northern river shark / Northern sawtail catshark / Northern spiny dogfish / Northern wobbegong / Nurse shark / Nursehound / Oakley's catshark / Oceanic whitetip shark / Ocellate topeshark / Ocellated angelshark / Oman bullhead shark / One-fin catshark / Orange spotted catshark / Ornate angelshark / Ornate dogfish / Ornate wobbegong / Pacific angelshark / Pacific nurse shark / Pacific sharpnose shark / Pacific sleeper shark / Pacific smalltail shark / Pacific spadenose shark / Pacific spiny dogfish / Painted swellshark / Pale catshark / Pale spotted catshark / Panama ghost catshark / Papua short-tail lanternshark / Papuan epaulette shark / Pelagic thresher shark / Peppered catshark / Phallic catshark / Philippines angelshark / Philippines ribbontail catshark / Philippines swellshark / Pig-eye shark / Pink lanternshark / Pinocchio catshark / Plunket's shark / Pocket shark / Pondicherry shark / Porbeagle shark / Port Jackson shark / Portuguese dogfish / Prickly dogfish / Prickly shark / Puffadder shyshark / Pygmy lanternshark / Pygmy ribbontail catshark / Pygmy shark / Quagga catshark / Rasp-tooth dogfish / Red-spotted catshark / Reticulated swellshark / Rough-back catshark / Rough longnose dogfish / Rough-skin catshark / Rough-skin dogfish / Rough-skin spurdog / Rough-tail catshark / Rusty carpetshark / Rusty catshark / Saddle carpetshark / Saddled swellshark / Sail-back houndshark / Sail-fin roughshark / Salamander catshark / Saldanha catshark / Salmon shark / Sand-tiger shark / Sandbar shark / Sarawak pygmy swellshark / Sarawak smooth-hound / Saw-back angelshark / Scalloped bonnethead / Scalloped hammerhead / Scoop-head hammerhead / Sculpted lanternshark / Seychelles carpetshark / Seychelles gulper shark / Seychelles spurdog / Sharp-fin houndshark / Sharp-nose sevengill cow shark / Sharp-tooth houndshark / Sharp-tooth smooth-hound / Sherwood's dogfish / Short-belly catshark / Short-fin mako / Short-fin smooth lanternshark / Short-nose demon catshark / Short-nose sawshark / Short-nose spurdog / Short-spine spurdog / Short-tail lanternshark / Short-tail nurse shark / Sickle-fin houndshark / Sickle-fin lemon shark / Sickle-fin smooth-hound / Sickle-fin weasel shark / Silky shark / Silver-tip shark / Six-gill sawshark / Slender bamboo shark / Slender catshark / Slender gulper shark / Slender sawtail catshark / Slender smooth-hound / Slender weasel shark / Slit-eye shark / Small-belly catshark / Small-dorsal catshark / Small-eye catshark / Small-eye hammerhead / Small-eye lanternshark / Small-eye pygmy shark / Small-eye smooth-hound / Small-fin catshark / Small-fin gulper shark / Small-tail shark / Small-tooth sandtiger shark / Smooth-back angelshark / Smooth hammerhead / Smooth lanternshark / Smooth-tooth blacktip shark / Snaggle-tooth shark / Sombre catshark / South China catshark / Southern dogfish / Southern lanternshark / Southern lollipop catshark / Southern mandarin dogfish / Southern sawtail catshark / Southern sleeper shark / Spade-nose shark / Sparse-tooth dogfish / Spear-tooth shark / Speckled carpetshark / Speckled catshark / Speckled smooth-hound / Speckled swellshark / Spined pygmy shark / Spinner shark / Spiny dogfish / Splendid lanternshark / Sponge-head catshark / Spot-less catshark / Spot-less smooth-hound / Spot-tail shark / Spotted-belly catshark / Spotted estuary smooth-hound / Spotted houndshark / Spotted wobbegong / Springer's sawtail catshark / Star-spotted smooth-hound / Starry catshark / Starry smooth-hound / Steven's swellshark / Straight-tooth weasel shark / Striped catshark / Striped smooth-hound / Sulu gollumshark / Swellshark / Tail-light shark / Tail-spot lanternshark / Taiwan angelshark / Taiwan saddled carpetshark / Taiwan spurdog / Tasselled wobbegong / Tawny nurse shark / Thorny lanternshark / Thresher shark / Tiger catshark / Tiger shark / Tope shark / Traveller lanternshark / Triton epaulette shark / Tropical sawshark / Variegated catshark / Velvet-belly lanternshark / Velvet catshark / Velvet dogfish / Viper dogfish / West African catshark / West Indian lanternshark / Western angelshark / Western gulper shark / Western highfin spurdog / Western longnose spurdog / Western spotted catshark / Western spotted gummy shark / Western wobbegong / Whale shark / Whiskery shark / White-bodied catshark / White-cheek shark / White-clasper catshark / White-fin dogfish / White-fin smooth-hound / White-fin swellshark / White-fin topeshark / White ghost catshark / White-margin fin houndshark / White-marked gollumshark / White-nose shark / White-saddled catshark / White-spotted bamboo shark / White-spotted bullhead shark / White-spotted catshark / White-spotted smooth-hound / White-tail dogfish / White-tip catshark / White-tip reef shark / White-tip weasel shark / Wing-head shark / Yellow-spotted catshark / Zebra bullhead shark / Zebra shark

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