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Noun1.Carcharhinidae - largest family of living sharks; found worldwide especially in tropical waters; dorsal fin lacks spines: requiem sharks including tiger sharks and soupfin sharks
fish family - any of various families of fish
requiem shark - any of numerous sharks from small relatively harmless bottom-dwellers to large dangerous oceanic and coastal species
Carcharhinus, genus Carcharhinus - type genus of the Carcharhinidae
genus Negaprion, Negaprion - lemon sharks
genus Prionace, Prionace - blue sharks
Galeorhinus, genus Galeorhinus - a genus of Carcharhinidae
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Beginning in the 1980's, sharks (mainly Carcharhinidae and Sphyrnidae) were taken as incidental catch from other commercial fisheries.
The blacktip is a member of the Carcharhinidae family, which includes bull and dusky shark; among them, blacktips are smaller, but as fish go, they're still pretty impressive, frequently reaching 100 pounds, occasionally topping 200.
Many sharks in the family Carcharhinidae share similar body shape and structure (Compagno and Niem, 1998), with girth and the rigidity of fins acting as a limiting factor for capture by gillnets (Carlson and Cortes, 2003; McAuley et al.
Sharks from the family Carcharhinidae, such as tigers (Galeocerdo cuvieri) and bulls (Carcharhinus leucas), are common in the inshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Hoese & Moore 1977).
Utilization of a tropical bay as a nursery area by sharks of the families Carcharhinidae and Sphyrnidae.
Common name Family North coast (NC) thresher shark Alopiidae wolf-eel Anarhichadidae sablefish Anoplopomatidae jacksmelt Atherinidae plainfin midshipman Batrachoididae speckled sanddab Bothidae jack mackerel Carangidae blue shark Carcharhinidae medusafish Centrolophidae Pacific sardine Clupeidae Pacific herring Clupeidae Pac.