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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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).
These included 34 species from 10 families, with the family Carcharhinidae representing 93.5% of all sharks encountered.