genus Carcharhinus

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Related to genus Carcharhinus: requiem shark, family Carcharhinidae
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Noun1.genus Carcharhinus - type genus of the Carcharhinidaegenus Carcharhinus - type genus of the Carcharhinidae  
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
Carcharhinidae, 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
bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, cub shark - a most common shark in temperate and tropical coastal waters worldwide; heavy-bodied and dangerous
Carcharhinus plumbeus, sandbar shark - most common grey shark along coasts of middle Atlantic states; sluggish and occasionally caught by fishermen
blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus, sandbar shark - widely distributed shallow-water shark with fins seemingly dipped in ink
Carcharinus longimanus, oceanic whitetip shark, white-tipped shark, whitetip shark - large deep-water shark with white-tipped dorsal fin; worldwide distribution; most dangerous shark
Carcharhinus obscurus, dusky shark - relatively slender blue-grey shark; nearly worldwide in tropical and temperate waters
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Sharks of the genus Carcharhinus. NOAA technical report, NMFS 445.
The teeth are continuously replaced through life; in whaler sharks (genus Carcharhinus) each tooth is replaced every eight to fifteen days during the first year of life, but in adults replacement slows and each tooth is probably replaced every month; depending on species, sharks may shed 10,000 to 50,000 teeth in a lifetime.
Additions to a revision of the shark genus Carcharhinus: Synonymy of the Aprionodon and Hypoprion and descriptions of as new species of Carcharhinus (Carcharhinidae).
Unfortunately, it is also probable that some night sharks were misidentified as other species in the genus Carcharhinus. Despite the uncertainty of accurate species identification, our data suggest that the night shark is still a relatively common species in the study area, although a decline in abundance from historical levels is possible.