family Carcharhinidae


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Related to family Carcharhinidae: genus Carcharhinus
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Noun1.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
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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The bull shark, lemon shark, and sharks identified only to the family Carcharhinidae were observed in videos from 3% of sites (2 of 72 sites).
1995 (76) 2001 (87) TL n CPUE LT n CPUE LT SHARKS Family Triakidae Mustelus lunulatus 3.8 3 0.04 36.0 42 0.48 67.6 Family Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus porosus 4.1 18 0.24 41.0 1 0.01 40.0 Family Sphyrnidae Sphyrna corona 4.1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- Sphyrna lewini 4.4 3 0.04 42.5 6 0.07 53.0 Sphyrna media 3.9 0 -- -- 3 0.03 58.9 Sphyrna tiburo 3.2 2 0.03 37.0 3 0.03 83.2 RAYS AND SKATES Family Narcinidae Narcine entemedor 3.7 0 -- -- 12 0.14 58.3 Narcine leoparda 3.6 0 -- -- 0 -- -- Family Rhinobatidae Rhinobatos leucorhynchus 3.5 16 0.21 32.5 28 0.32 55.4 Zapteryx xyster 3.5 0 -- -- 54 0.62 55.4 Family Rajidae Raja velezi 3.6 0 -- -- 14 0.16 69.0 Family Urotrygonidae Urotrygon aspidura 3.7 61 0.79 34.5 38 0.44 32.9 Urotrygon rogersi 3.5 40 0.54 22.9 0 -- -- Urotrygon spp.
These included 34 species from 10 families, with the family Carcharhinidae representing 93.5% of all sharks encountered.