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Related to Carcharhinus: Carcharhinus leucas, Carcharhinus limbatus, Carcharhinus longimanus
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Noun1.Carcharhinus - type genus of the CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus - type genus of the Carcharhinidae  
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
Carcharhinidae, family Carcharhinidae - largest family of living sharks; found worldwide especially in tropical waters; dorsal fin lacks spines: requiem sharks including tiger sharks and soupfin sharks
bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, cub shark - a most common shark in temperate and tropical coastal waters worldwide; heavy-bodied and dangerous
Carcharhinus plumbeus, sandbar shark - most common grey shark along coasts of middle Atlantic states; sluggish and occasionally caught by fishermen
blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus, sandbar shark - widely distributed shallow-water shark with fins seemingly dipped in ink
Carcharinus longimanus, oceanic whitetip shark, white-tipped shark, whitetip shark - large deep-water shark with white-tipped dorsal fin; worldwide distribution; most dangerous shark
Carcharhinus obscurus, dusky shark - relatively slender blue-grey shark; nearly worldwide in tropical and temperate waters
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Sargassum Taxon NN (95) NL (42) DN (18) Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus falciformis Ophichthidae Ahlia egmontis * 4 (270-410) Clupeidae Clupea harengus Gonostomatidae Cyclothone sp.
Species Captures Weight (kg) Atlantic sharpnose 4,197 5,199 Bonnethead 830 1,519 Smooth dogfish, Mustelus canis 134 344 Florida smoothhound, Mustelus norrisi 121 291 Carcharhinidae 85 99 Blacknose 81 226 Angel shark 59 159 Carcharhinus sp.
Total number of night shark, Carcharhinus signatus, tagged and recaptured by year in the NMFS Cooperative Shark Tagging Program, from 1962-93.
Within each respective management group, the Atlantic sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae, a member of the small coastal management group, was most often captured, and the blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus, was the species captured most often in the large coastal management group, using either longlines or gillnets (Table 2).
In addition, because of difficulties in distinguishing some of the species of the genus Carcharhinus, for the purposes of this study, these were grouped under the category of "gray sharks," with the exception of C.
Investigations into depth and temperature habitat utilization and overwintering grounds of juvenile sandbar sharks, Carcharhinus plumbeus: the importance of near shore North Carolina waters.
Shark species commonly caught in the pelagic longline fishery include the dusky, Carcharhinus obscurus, night, C.
Management of the sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus: implications of a stage-based model.
Age and growth of Carcharhinus leucas in the northern Gulf of Mexico: incorporating variability in size at birth.
Gear types Family and scientific names Common name 1998 1977 Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas Bull shark L Triakidae Mustelus canis Smooth dogfish L Sphyrnidae Sphyrna lewini Scalloped hammerhead L Urolophidae Urolophus jamaicensis Yellow stingray V Muraenidae Gymnothorax moringa Spotted moray T Antennariidae Antennarius multiocellatus Longlure frogfish D Holocentridae Holocentrus sp.
In addition, nearly one-third landed coastal sharks, including sandbar, Carcharhinus plumbeus; silky, C.
The most abundant species in the gillnet catches was a targeted shark, Carcharhinus obscurus, which contributed more than a third to the total elasmobranch catch.