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]

Dog and Angelfish sharks[edit]


Angel sharks[edit]

Bullhead sharks[edit]

Mackerel sharks[edit]

Carpet sharks[edit]

Ground sharks[edit]

Alphabetic sort[edit]

See also[edit]