family Lamnidae


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Related to family Lamnidae: mackerel sharks
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Noun1.family Lamnidae - oceanic sharks
fish family - any of various families of fish
mackerel shark - fierce pelagic and oceanic sharks
genus Lamna, Lamna - a genus of Lamnidae
Carcharodon, genus Carcharodon - man-eating sharks
Cetorhinus, genus Cetorhinus - comprising only the basking sharks; in some classifications considered the type genus of a separate family Cetorhinidae
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Mako sharks, shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) and longfin mako (Isurus paucus), belong to the family Lamnidae, which also includes the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), porbeagle (Lamna nasus), and salmon shark (Lamna ditropis).
Within this order, only the family Lamnidae received strong support, whereas support for a monophyletic Alopidae was moderate.
Sanzo (1912) correctly placed the embryo in the family Lamnidae using only morphometric criteria.