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requiem shark

n
(Animals) any shark of the family Carcharhinidae, occurring mostly in tropical seas and characterized by a nictitating membrane and a heterocercal tail. The family includes the tiger shark and the soupfin
[C17: French requiem probably assimilated from a native name]

req′uiem shark`


n.
any of numerous, chiefly tropical sharks of the family Carcharhinidae, including the tiger shark and soupfin shark.
[1895–1900; by folk etym. < French requin shark]
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Noun1.requiem shark - any of numerous sharks from small relatively harmless bottom-dwellers to large dangerous oceanic and coastal species
shark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
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
lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris - common shallow-water schooling shark of the Atlantic from North Carolina to Brazil and off west Africa; dangerous
blue shark, great blue shark, Prionace glauca - slender cosmopolitan, pelagic shark; blue body shades to white belly; dangerous especially during maritime disasters
Galeocerdo cuvieri, tiger shark - large dangerous warm-water shark with striped or spotted body
Galeorhinus zyopterus, soupfin, soup-fin, soupfin shark - Pacific shark valued for its fins (used by Chinese in soup) and liver (rich in vitamin A)
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Requiem sharks NI Alopias superciliosus Bigeye thresher Zorro Carcharhinus limbatus Blacktip shark Canalero Squalus cubensis Cuban dogfish Galludo, gallo Hexanchus nakamurai Bigeye sixgill shark Marrajo Mustelus canis Dusky smoothhound Boquidulce Sphyrna zygaena Smooth hammerhead Cabeza de martillo Nombre cientifico PD PC Total Carcharhinus perezii 39 39 Isurus oxyrinchus 27 27 Isurus paucus 23 23 Sphyrna mokarran 1 20 21 Carcharhinus falciformis 17 3 20 Carcharhinus leucas 1 19 20 Carcharhinus longimanus 18 18 Galeocerdo cuvier 11 11 Prionace glauca 9 9 Negaprion brevirostris 9 9 Carcharhinus signatus 8 8 Carcharhinus spp.
Online: Google "NOAA Recreational Shark ID Placard," and "NOAA Guide to Requiem Sharks.
Requiem sharks, FAO identification guide for fishery purposes.