family Lamnidae


Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to family Lamnidae: mackerel sharks
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in periodicals archive ?
The white shark Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758) is one of the five living species of the family Lamnidae (Compagno, 2001).
Since there are a variety of sharks with similar sizes, and a number of species in the family Lamnidae that have similar features, verification based on morphology is important.
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).