requiem shark

(redirected from Requiem sharks)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to Requiem sharks: Carcharhinidae, blue shark, great blue shark, family Carcharhinidae, Sand tiger shark

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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)
References in periodicals archive ?
Online: Google "NOAA Recreational Shark ID Placard," and "NOAA Guide to Requiem Sharks.
Requiem sharks, FAO identification guide for fishery purposes.
3) Four taxa comprise over 99% of the identified specimens: requiem sharks (Carcharhinidae), bat ray (Myliobatis californica), salmon (Oncorhynchus sp.