family Carcharhinidae

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Related to family Carcharhinidae: genus Carcharhinus
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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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.
These included 34 species from 10 families, with the family Carcharhinidae representing 93.
More importantly, although primarily a coastal species (Conrath, 2005; Conrath and Musick, 2008), the sandbar shark is a member of the Family Carcharhinidae (requiem sharks), which includes many of the other shark species that frequently interact with pelagic longline gear (Mandelman et al.