What is Classification and how does it work?

All things on our planet have a name. This name identifies each thing from another, may it be Object, Animal, or Plant. Things are sorted together according to their similarities, forming Groups. Groups that have close resemblance are then collectively known as Class.

Sharks belong to the class of boneless fish known as Elasmobranchii {Bonaparte, 1838}. Elasmobranchii includes Sharks, Rays and Chimeras. We than have a Infraclass just for Sharks and this is called selachii  {Nelson, 1994}.

Selachii is than divided into two Superorders. These are Galeomorphii  {Compagno, 1973} and Squalomorphii {Compagno, 1973}. Similar species of sharks are than placed in groups called Orders. At present we know about 557 different types of sharks and these are grouped under 8 Orders.


Superorders are divided as follows:


Superorder Galeomorphii {Compagno, 1973}

Order Carcharhiniformes {Compagno, 1977}

Order Heterodontiformes {L.S. Berg, 1940}
Order Lamniformes {L.S. Berg, 1958}

Order Orectolobiformes {Applegate, 1972}


Superorder Squalomorphii {Compagno, 1973}
Order Echinorhiniformes {Gill, 1862}
Order Hexanchiformes {F. de Buen, 1926}

Order Pristiophoriformes {L. S. Berg 1958}

Order Squaliformes {Goodrich, 1909}

Order Squatiniformes {F. de Buen, 1926}

Because some sharks are known with different names in different parts of the world, scientists give each Species a Scientific name. A clear example of this is the Sandtiger. This shark is known also as Ragged Tooth {South Africa} and Grey Nurse {Australia} so these 3 different names refer to the Sandtiger Carcharias taurus. So if one had to follow the line down for the Sandtiger as classified in the Animal kingdom, It would read like this:


Kingdom:  Animalia   
Phylum: Chordata  Subphylum: Vetrebrata

Infraphylum: Gnathostomata Parvphylum: Chondrichthyes

Class: Elasmobranchii Subclass: Neoselachii 

Infraclass: Selachii Superorder Galeomorphii  
Order: Lamniformes  Family: Carchariidae
Genus: Carcharias  Species: Taurus
Scientific Name: Carcharias taurus
Common Name: Sandtiger Shark

It is for this reason that whenever we refer to a specific shark, we write down both common and scientific name. {i.e. Sandtiger (Carcharias taurus)}

Species List


Todate, 551 Shark species have been identified.
As new species are discovered regularly this is not a complete list.

SuperorderSqualomorphi 181

Order: Echinorhiniformes

FamilyEchinorhinidae  2
Echinorhinus brucus - Bramble Shark
Echinorhinus cookei - Prickly Shark

OrderHexanchiformes  7

FamilyChlamydoselachidae  2
Chlamydoselachus africana - Southern African Frilled Shark
Chlamydoselachus anguineus - Frilled Shark

FamilyHexanchidae  5
Heptranchias perlo - Sharpnose Sevengill Shark (Narrowhead)
Hexanchus griseusBluntnose Sixgill (Cow) Shark​​
Hexanchus nakamurai - Bigeye Sixgill Shark
Hexanchus vitulus - Atlantic Sixgill Shark
Notorynchus cepedianus - Broadnose Sevengill Shark (Spotted)

OrderPristiophoriformes 10

FamilyPristiophoridae  10
Pliotrema annae - Anna's Sixgill Sawshark

Pliotrema kajae - Kaja’s sixgill sawshark
Pliotrema warreni - Sixgill Sawshark
Pristiophorus cirratus - Longnose / Common Sawshark
Pristiophorus delicatus - Tropical Sawshark
Pristiophorus japonicus - Japanese Sawshark
Pristiophorus lanae - Lana's Sawshark
Pristophorus nancyae - African Dwarf Sawshark
Pristiophorus nudipinnis - Shortnose Sawshark
Pristiophorus schroederi - Bahamas Sawshark

Order: Squaliformes 136

FamilyCentrophoridae  18
Centrophorus atromarginatus - Dwarf Gulper Shark
Centrophorus granulosus - Gulper Shark
Centrophorus harrissoni - Dumb Gulper Shark / Longnose
Centrophorus isodon - Blackfin Gulper Shark
Centrophorus lesliei - African Gulper Shark
Centrophorus longipinnis - Longfin Gulper Shark
Centrophorus lusitanicus - Lowfin Gulper Shark
Centrophorus moluccensis - Smallfin Gulper Shark
Centrophorus seychellorum - Seychelles Gulper Shark
Centrophorus squamosus - Leafscale Gulper Shark
Centrophorus tessellatus - Mosaic Gulper Shark
Centrophorus uyato - Little Gulper Shark
Centrophorus westraliensis - Western Gulper Shark
Centrophorus zeehaani - Southern Dogfish
Deania calceus - Birdbeak Dogfish
Deania hystricosa - Rough Longnosed Dogfish
Deania profundorum - Arrowhead Dogfish
Deania quadrispinosum - Longsnout Dogfish

FamilyDalatiidae  10
Dalatias licha - Kitefin Shark
Euprotomicroides zantedeschia - Taillight Shark
Euprotomicrus bispinatus - Pygmy Shark
Heteroscymnoides marleyi - Longnose Pygmy Shark
Isistius brasiliensis - Cookiecutter (Cigar) Shark
Isistius plutodus - Largetooth Cookiecutter Shark
Mollisquama mississippiensis - American Pocket Shark
Mollisquama parini - Pocket Shark
Squaliolus aliae - Smalleye Pygmy Shark
Squaliolus laticaudus - Spined Pygmy Shark

FamilyEtmopteridae  49
Aculeola nigra - Hooktooth Dogfish
Centroscyllium excelsum - Highfin Dogfish
Centroscyllium fabricii - Black Dogfish
Centroscyllium granulatum - Granular Dogfish
Centroscyllium kamoharai - Bareskin Dogfish
Centroscyllium nigrum - Combtooth Dogfish
Centroscyllium ornatum - Ornate Dogfish
Centroscyllium ritteri - Whitefin Dogfish
Etmopterus alphus - Whitecheek Lantern shark
Etmopterus benchleyi - Ninja Lantern shark
Etmopterus bigelowi - Blurred Smooth Lantern shark
Etmopterus brachyurus - Shorttail Lantern shark
Etmopterus bullisi - Lined Lantern shark
Etmopterus burgessi - Broadsnout Lantern shark
Etmopterus carteri - Cylindrical Lantern shark
Etmopterus caudistigmus - Tailspot Lantern shark
Etmopterus decacuspidatus - 
Combtooth Lantern shark
Etmopterus dianthus - Pink Lantern shark
Etmopterus dislineatus - Lined Lantern shark
Etmopterus evansi - Blackmouth Lantern shark
Etmopterus fusus - Pygmy Lantern shark
Etmopterus gracilispinis - Broadband Lantern shark
Etmopterus granulosus - Southern Lantern shark
Etmopterus hillianus - Caribbean Lantern shark
Etmopterus joungi - Shortfin Smooth Lantern shark
Etmopterus lailae - Laila's Lantern shark
Etmopterus litvinovi - Smalleye Lantern shark
Etmopterus lucifer - Blackbelly Lantern shark
Etmopterus marshae - Marsha’s Lantern shark
Etmopterus molleri - Slandertail Lantern shark
Etmopterus perryi - Dwarf Lantern shark
Etmopterus polli - African Lantern shark
Etmopterus princeps - Great Lantern shark
Etmopterus pseudosqualiolus - False Lantern shark
Etmopterus pusillus - Smooth Lantern shark
Etmopterus pycnolepis - Densescale Lantern shark
Etmopterus robinsi - West Indian Lantern shark
Etmopterus samadiae - Papaun Lantern shark
Etmopterus schultzi - Fringefin Lantern shark
Etmopterus sculptus - Sculpted Lantern shark
Etmopterus sentosus - 
Thorny Lantern shark
Etmopterus sheikoi - Rasptooth Dogfish
Etmopterus spinax - Velvet Belly Shark
Etmopterus splendidus - 
Splendid Lantern shark
Etmopterus unicolor - 
Brown Lantern shark
Etmopterus viator - Traveler Lantern shark
Etmopterus villosus - Hawaiian Lantern shark
Etmopterus virens - Green Lantern shark
Trigonognathus kabeyai - Viper Dogfish


FamilyOxynotidae  5

Oxynotus bruniensis - Prickly Dogfish
Oxynotus caribbaeus - Caribbean Roughshark
Oxynotus centrina - Angular Roughshark
Oxynotus japonicus - Japanese Roughshark
Oxynotus paradoxus - Sailfin Roughshark

FamilySomniosidae  17
Centroscymnus coelolepis - Portuguese Dogfish
Centroscymnus owstonii - Roughskin Dogfish
Centroselachus crepidater - Longnose Velvet Dogfish
Scymnodalatias albicauda - Whitetail Dogfish
Scymnodalatias garricki - Azores Dogfish
Scymnodalatias oligodon - Sparsetooth Dogfish
Scymnodalatias sherwoodi - Sherwood Dogfish
Scymnodon ichiharai - Largespine Velvet Dogfish
Scymnodon macracanthus - Japanese Velvet Dogfish
Scymnodon ringens - Knifetooth Dogfish
Somniosus antarcticus - Southern Sleeper Shark
Somniosus cheni - Taiwan Sleeper Shark
Somniosus longus - Frog Shark
Somniosus microcephalus - Greenland Shark
Somniosus pacificus - Pacific Sleeper Shark
Somniosus rostratus - Little Sleeper Shark
Zameus squamulosus - Velvet Dogfish

FamilySqualidae  37
Cirrhigaleus asperh - Roughskin Spurdog

Cirrhigaleus australis - Southern Mandarin Dogfish
Cirrhigaleus barbifer- Mandarin Dogfish
Squalus acanthias - - Piked Dogfish (Spiny, Skittle)
Squalus albicaudus - Brazilian Whitetail Dogfish
Squalus albifrons - Eastern Highfin Spurdog
Squalus altipinnis - Western Highfin Spurdog
Squalus bahiensis - Northeastern Brazilian Dogfish
Squalus bassi - Longsnouted African Spurdog
Squalus blainville - Longnose Spurdog
Squalus brevirostris - Japanese Shortnose Spurdog
Squalus bucephalus - Bighead Spurdog
Squalus chloroculus - Greeneye Spurdog
Squalus clarkae - Genie's Dogfish
Squalus crassispinus - Fatspine Spurdog
Squalus cubensis - Cuban Dogfish
Squalus edmundsi - Edmund's Spurdog
Squalus formosus - Taiwan Spurdog
Squalus grahami - Eastern Longnose Spurdog
Squalus griffini - New Zealand Dogfish
Squalus hawaiiensis - Hawaiian Spurdog
Squalus hemipinnis - Indonesian Shortnout Dogfish
Squalus japonicus - Japanese Spurdog
Squalus lalannei - Seychelles Spurdog
Squalus lobularis - Atlantic Lobefin Dogfish
Squalus mahia - Malagasy Skinny Spurdog
Squalus margaretsmithae - Smith's Spurdog
Squalus megalops - Shortnose Spurdog
Squalus melanurus - Blacktail Spurdog
Squalus mitsukurii - Shortspine Spurdog

Squalus montalbani - Philippines Spurdog

Squalus nasutus - Western Longnose Spurdog
Squalus notocaudatus - Bartail Spurdog
Squalus quasimodo - Humpback Western Dogfish
Squalus rancureli - Cyrano Spurdog
Squalus raoulensis - Kermadec Spiny Dogfish
Squalus suckleyi - North Pacific Spiny Dogfish

OrderSquatiniformes  26

FamilySquatinidae  26
Squatina aculeata - Sawback Angelshark (Monkfish)
Squatina africana - African Angelshark
Squatina albipunctata - Eastern Angelshark
Squatina argentina - Argentine Angelshark
Squatina armata - Chilean Angelshark
Squatina australis - Australian Angelshark
Squatina caillieti - Philippines Angelshark
Squatina californica - Pacific Angelshark
Squatina david - David's Angelshark
Squatina dumeril - Sand Devil
Squatina formosa - Taiwan Angelshark
Squatina guggenheim - Angular Angelshark
Squatina heteroptera - Disparate Angelshark
Squatina japonica - Japanese Angelshark
Squatina legnota - Indonesian Angelshark
Squatina mapama - Small-crested Angelshark
Squatina mexicana - Mexican Angelshark
Squatina nebulosa - Clauded Angelshark
Squatina occulta - Hidden Angelshark
Squatina oculata - Smoothback Angelshark
Squatina pseudocellata - Western Angelshark
Squatina punctata - Angular Angelshark
Squatina squatina - Angelshark (Monkfish)
Squatina tergocellata - Ornate Angelshark
Squatina tergocellatoides - Ocellated Angelshark
Squatina varii - Vari's Angelshark

Superorder: Galeomorphi 370

OrderCarcharhiniformes 300

FamilyCarcharhinidae 60
Carcharhinus acronotus - Blacknose Shark
Carcharhinus albimarginatus - Silvertip Shark
Carcharhinusm altimus - Bignose Shark
Carcharhinus amblyrhychoides - Graceful Shark
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos - Grey Reef Shark
Carcharhinus amboinensis - Pigeye (Java) Shark
Carcharhinus borneensis - Borneo Shark
Carcharhinus brachyurus - Bronze Whaler (Copper Shark)
Carcharhinus brevipinna - Spinner Shark
Carcharhinus cautus - Nervous Shark
Carcharhinus cerdale - Pacific Smalltail Shark
Carcharhinus coatesi - Coate's Shark
Carcharhinus dussumieri - Whitecheek Shark
Carcharhinus falciformi - Silky Shark
Carcharhinus fitzroyensis - Creek Whaler Shark
Carcharhinus galapagensis - Galapagos Shark
Carcharhinus hemiodon - Pondicherry Shark
Carcharhinus humani - Human's Whaler Shark
Carcharhinus isodon - Finetooth Shark
Carcharhinus leiodon - Smoothtooth Blacktip Shark
Carcharhinus leucas - Bull Shark
Carcharhinus limbatus - Blacktip Shark
Carcharhinus longimanus - Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Carcharhinus macloti - Hardnosed Shark
Carcharhinus macrops - 
Carcharhinus melanopterus - Blacktip Reef Shark
Carcharhinus obscurus - Dusky Shark
Carcharhinus obsolerus - Lost Shark
Carcharhinus perezi - Caribbean Reef Shark
Carcharhinus plumbeus - Sandbar Shark
Carcharhinus porosus - Smalltail Shark
Carcharhinus sealei - Blackspot Shark
Carcharhinus signatus - Night Shark
Carcharhinus sorrah - Spottail Shark
Carcharhinus tilsoni - Australian Blacktip Shark
Carcharhinus tjujot - Indonesian Whaler Shark
Glyphis fowlerae - Borneo River Shark

Glyphis gangeticus - Ganges Shark

Glyphis garricki - New Guinea River Shark

Glyphis glyphis - Speartooth / Bizant River Shark

Glyphis siamensis - Irrawaddy River Shark

Isogomphodon oxyrhynchus - Daggernose Shark

Lamiopsis temmincki - Broadfin Shark

Lamiopsis tephrodes - Borneo Broadfin Shark

Loxodon macrorhinus - Sliteye Shark

Nasolamia velox - Whitenose Shark

Negaprion acutidens - Sharptooth / Sicklefin Lemon Shark

Negaprion brevirostris - Lemon Shark

Prionace glauca - Blue Shark

Rhizoprionodon acutus - Milk Shark

Rhizoprionodon lalandii - Brazilian Sharpnose Shark

Rhizoprionodon longurio - Pacific Sharpnose Shark

Rhizoprionodon oligolinx - Grey Sharpnose Shark

Rhizoprionodon porosus - Caribbean Sharpnose Shark

Rhizoprionodon taylori - Australian Sharpnose Shark

Rhizoprionodon terraenovae - Atlantic Sharpnose Shark

Scoliodon laticaudus - Spadenose Shark

Scoliodon macrorhynchos - Pacific Spadenose Shark

Triaenodon obesus - Whitetip Reef Shark

FamilyGaleocerdonidae 1

Galeocerdo cuvier - Tiger Shark

FamilyHemigaleidae 8
Chaenogaleus macrostoma - Hooktooth Shark
Hemigaleus australiensis - Australian Weasel Shark
Hemigaleus microstoma - Sicklefin Weasel Shark
Hemipristis elongata - Snaggletooth Shark
Paragaleus leucolomatus - Whitetip Weasel Shark

Paragaleus longicaudatus - Slender Weasel Shark
Paragaleus pectoralis - Atlantic Weasel Shark

Paragaleus tengi - Straighttooth Weasel Shark

FamilyLeptochariidae  1
Leptocharias smithii - Barbeled Houndshark

FamilyPentanchidae  93
Apristurus albisoma - White Bodied Catshark
Apristurus ampliceps - Roughskin Catshark
Apristurus aphyodes - White Ghost Catshark
Apristurus australis - Pinocchio Catshark
Apristurus breviventralis - Shortbelly Catshark
Apristurus brunneus - Brown Catshark
Apristurus bucephalus - Bighead Catshark
Apristurus canutus - Hoary Catshark
Apristurus exsanguis - Flaccid Catshark
Apristurus fedorovi - Stout Catshark
​Apristurus garricki - Garrick's Catshark
Apristurus gibbosus - Humpback Catshark
Apristurus herklotsi - Longfin Catshark
Apristurus indicus - Smallbelly Catshark
Apristurus internatus - Shortnose Demon Catshark
Apristurus investigatoris - Broadnose Catshark
Apristurus japonicus - Japanese Catshark
Apristurus kampae - Longnose Catshark
Apristurus laurussoni - Iceland Catshark
Apristurus longicephalus - Longhead Catshark
Apristurus macrorhynchus - Flathead Catshark
Apristurus macrostomus - Broadmouth Catshark
Apristurus manis - Ghost Catshark
Apristurus manocheriani - Manocherian's catshark
Apristurus melanoasper - Fleshynose Catshark
Apristurus microps - Smalleye Catshark
Apristurus micropterygeus - Smalldorsal Catshark
Apristurus nakayai - Milk-eye Catshark
Apristurus nasutus - Largenose Catshark

Apristurus ovicorrugatus - Demon Catshark
Apristurus parvipinnis - Smallfin Catshark
Apristurus pinguis - Bulldog / Fat Catshark
Apristurus platyrhynchus - Bigfin Catshark / Spatulasnout Catshark
Apristurus profundorum - Deepwater Catshark
Apristurus riveri - Broadgill Catshark
Apristurus saldanha - Saldanha Catshark
Apristurus sibogae - Pale Catshark
Apristurus sinensis - South China Catshark
Apristurus spongiceps - Sponghead Catshark
Apristurus stenseni -  Panama Ghost Catshark
Apristurus yangi - Yang's Longnose Catshark
Asymbolus analis - Grey Spotted Catshark
Asymbolus funebris - Blotched Catshark
Asymbolus galacticus - Starry Catshark
Asymbolus occiduus - Western Spotted Catshark
Asymbolus pallidus - Pale Spotted Catshark
Asymbolus parvus - Dwarf Catshark
Asymbolus rubiginosus - Orange Spotted Catshark

Asymbolus submaculatus - Variegated Catshark
Asymbolus vincenti - Gulf Catshark
Cephalurus cephalus - Lollipop Catshark
Galeus antillensis - Antilles Catshark

Galeus arae - Roughtail Catshark

Galeus atlanticus - Atlantic Sawtail Catshark

Galeus cadenati - Longfin Sawtail Catshark

Galeus corriganae - Corrigan's Catshark

Galeus eastmani - Gecko Catshark

Galeus gracilus - Slander Sawtail Catshark

Galeus longirostris - Longnose Sawtail Catshark

Galeus melastomus - Blackmouth Catshark

Galeus mincaronei - Southern Sawtail Catshark

Galeus murinus - Mouse Catshark

Galeus nipponensis - Broadfin Sawtail Catshark

Galeus piperatus - Peppered Catshark

Galeus polli - African Sawtail Catshark

Galeus priapus - Phallic Catshark

Galeus sauteri - Blacktip Sawtail Catshark

Galeus schultzi - Dwarf Sawtail Catshark

Galeus springeri - Springer's Sawtail Catshark
Halaelurus boesemani - Speckled Catshark

Halaelurus buergeri - Blackspotted (Darkspot) Catshark

Halaelurus lineatus - Lined Catshark

Halaelurus maculosus - Indonesian Speckled Catshark

Halaelurus natalensis - Tiger Catshark

Halaelurus quagga - Quagga Catshark

Halaelurus sellus - Rusty Catshark
Holohalaelurus favus - Homecomb Izak Catshark
Holohalaelurus grennian - Grinning Izak
Holohalaelurus melanostigma - Tropical (Crying) Izak
Holohalaelurus punctatus - Whitespotted (African Spotted) Izak
Holohalaelurus regani - Izak
Parmaturus albimarginatus - Whitetip Catshark

Parmaturus albipenis - White-clasper Catshark

Parmaturus angelae - Angela's Filetail Catshark

Parmaturus bigus - Beige Catshark

Parmaturus campechiensis - Campeche Catshark

Parmaturus lanatus - Velvet Catshark

Parmaturus macmillani - New Zealand Filetail

Parmaturus melanobranchius - Blackgill Catshark

Parmaturus nigripalatum - Indonesian Filetail Catshark

Parmaturus pilosus - Salmander Shark

Parmaturus xaniurus - Filetail Catshark
Pentanchus profundicolus - Onefin Catshark

Family: Proscylliidae 7
Ctenacis fehlmanni - Harlequin Catshark
Eridacnis barbouri - Cuban Ribbontail Catshark

Eridacnis radcliffei - Pigmy Ribbontail Catshark

Eridacnis sinuans - African Ribbontail Catshark
Proscyllium habereri - Graceful Catshark

Proscyllium magnificum - Clown (Magnificent) Catshark

Proscyllium venustum - Spotted Smooth Dogfish

FamilyPseudotriakidae 5
Gollum attenuatus - Slender Smoothhound (Gollumshark)

Gollum suluensis - Sulu Gollumshark

Planonasus indicus - Eastern Dwarf False Catshark

Planonasus parini - Pygmy False Catshark
Pseudotriakis microdon - False Catshark

FamilyScyliorhinidae 68
Akheilos suwartanai - Ambon catshark
Atelomycterus baliensis - Bali Catshark

Atelomycterus erdmanni - Spotted-belly Catshark

Atelomycterus fasciatus - Banded Sand Catshark

Atelomycterus macleayi - Australian Marbled Catshark

Atelomycterus marmoratus - Coral Catshark

Atelomycterus marnkalha - Whitespotted Sand Catshark
Aulohalaelurus kanakorum - New Caledonia Catshark

Aulohalaelurus labiosus - Blackspotted Catshark
Bythaelurus alcocki - Arabian Catshark

Bythaelurus bachi - Bach's Catshark

Bythaelurus canescens - Dusky Catshark

Bythaelurus clevai - Broadhead Catshark

Bythaelurus dawsoni - New Zealand Catshark

Bythaelurus giddingsi - Galapogos Catshark

Bythaelurus hispidus - Bristly Catshark

Bythaelurus immaculatus - Spotless Catshark

Bythaelurus incanus - Sombre Catshark

Bythaelurus lutarius - Mud Catshark

Bythaelurus naylori - Dusky Snout Catshark

Bythaelurus stewarti - Error Seamount Catshark

Bythaelurus tenuicephalus - Narrow-head Catshark

Bythaelurus vivaldii - Vivaldi's Catshark
Cephaloscyllium albipinnum - Whitefin Swellshark

Cephaloscylllium cooki - Cook's Swellshark

Cephaloscyllium fasciatum - Reticulated Swellshark

Cephaloscylllium hiscosellum - Australian Reticulated Swellshark

Cephaloscyllium isabellum - Draughtsboard Shark

Cephaloscyllium laticeps - Australian Swellshark

Cephaloscylllium pictum - Painted Swellshark

Cephaloscyllium sarawakensis - Sarawak Swellshark

Cephaloscyllium signourum - Flagtail Swellshark

Cephaloscyllium silasi - Indian Swellshark

Cephaloscyllium speccum - Speckled Swellshark

Cephaloscyllium stevensi - Steven's Swellshark

Cephaloscyllium sufflans - Balloon Shark

Cephaloscyllium umbratile - Japanese Swellshark

Cephaloscylllium variegatum - Swellshark (Californian)

Cephaloscylllium zebrum - Narrowbar Swellshark
Figaro boardmani - Australian Sawtail Catshark

Figaro striatus - Northern Sawtail Catshark
Haploblepharus edwardsii - Puffadder Shyshark (Happy Eddie)

Haploblepharus fuscus - Brown Shyshark (Plain Happy)

Haploblepharus kistnasamyi - Natal / Eastern Shyshark (Happy Chappie)

Haploblepharus pictus - Dark Shyshark (Pretty Happy)
Poroderma africanum - Pyjama Shark (Striped Catshark)

Poroderma pantherinum - Leopard Catshark
Schroederichthys bivius - Narrowmouth Catshark

Schroederichthys chilensis - Redspotted Catshark

Schroederichthys maculatus - Narrowtail Catshark

Schroederichthys saurisqualus - Lizard Catshark

Schroederichthys tenuis - Slender Catshark
Scyliorhinus besnardi - Polkadot Catshark

Scyliorhinus boa - Boa Catshark    

Scyliorhinus cabofriensis - Cabo Frio's Catshark

Scyliorhinus canicula - Smallspotted Catshark

Scyliorhinus capensis - Yellowspotted Catshark

Scyliorhinus cervigoni - West African Catshark

Scyliorhinus comoroensis - Comoro Catshark
Scyliorhinus duhamelii - Duhamel's catshark

Scyliorhinus garmani - Brownspotted Catshark

Scyliorhinus haeckelii - Freckled Catshark

Scyliorhinus hesperius - Whitesaddled Catshark

Scyliorhinus meadi - Blotched Catshark

Scyliorhinus retifer - Chain Catshark

Scyliorhinus stellaris - Nursehound

Scyliorhinus torazame - Cloudy Catshark

Scyliorhinus torrei - Dwarf Catshark

Scyliorhinus ugoi - Dark Speckled Catshark

FamilySphyrnidae 11
Eusphyra blochii - Winghead Shark
Eusphyra laticeps - "Sri Lnka Winghead Shark"

Sphyrna corona - Mallethead / Scalloped Bonnethead

Sphyrna couardi - Whitefin Hammerhead

Sphyrna gilberti - Carolina Hammerhead

Sphyrna lewini - Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

Sphyrna media - Scoophead Shark

Sphyrna mokarran - Great Hammerhead Shark

Sphyrna tiburo - Bonnethead Shark

Sphyrna tudes - Smalleye Hammerhead Shark

Sphyrna zygaena - Smooth Hammerhead Shark

FamilyTriakidae 46

Galeorhininae 13

Furgaleus macki - Whiskery Shark

Galeorhinus galeus - Tope (Soupfin / School Shark)

Gogolia filewoodi - Sailback Houndshark

Hemitriakis abdita - Darksnout (Deepwater) Sicklefin Houndshark

Hemitriakis complicofasciata - Striped Topeshark

Hemitriakis falcata - Sicklefin Houndshark

Hemitriakis indroyonoi - Indonesian Houndshark

Hemitriakis japanica - Japanese Topeshark

Hemitriakis leucoperiptera - Whitefin Topeshark

Hypogaleus hyugaensis - Blacktip Topeshark (Pencil Shark)

Iago garricki - Longnose Houndshark
Iago mangalorensis - Mangalore Houndshark
Iago omanensis - Bigeye Houndshark

SubfamilyTriakinae 33

Mustelus albipinnis - White-margin Fin Houndshark
Mustelus andamanensis - Andaman Smoothhound

Mustelus antarcticus - Gummy Shark

Mustelus asterias - Starry Smoothhound

Mustelus californicus - Grey Smoothhound

Mustelus canis - Dusky Smoothhound

Mustelus dorsalis - Sharptooth Smoothhound

Mustelus fasciatus - Striped Smoothhound

Mustelus griseus - Spotless Smoothhound

Mustelus henlei - Brown Smoothhound

Mustelus higmani - Smalleye Smoothhound

Mustelus lenticulatus - Spotted Estuary Smoothhound (Rig)

Mustelus lunulatus - Sicklefin Smoothhound

Mustelus manazo - Starspotted Smoothhound
Mustelus mento - Speckled Smoothhound

Mustelus minicanis - Venezuelan Dwarf Smoothhound

Mustelus mosis - Arabian Smoothhound (Hardnose / Moses)

Mustelus mustelus - Smoothhound

Mustelus norrisi - Narrowfin Smoothhound (Florida)

Mustelus palumbes - Whitespot Smoothhound

Mustelus punctulatus - Blackspot Smoothhound

Mustelus ravidus - Australian Grey Smoothhound

Mustelus schmitti - Narrownose Smoothhound
Mustelus sinusmexicanus - Gulf of Mexico Smoothhound

Mustelus stevensi - Whitesotted Gummy Shark

Mustelus whitneyi - Humpback Smoothhound

Mustelus widodoi - Whitefin Smoothhound

Scylliogaleus quecketti - Flapnose Houndshark

Triakis acutipinna - Sharpfin Houndshark

Triakis maculata - Spotted Houndshark

Triakis megalopterus - Spotted Gully Shark

Triakis scyllium - Banded Houndshark

Triakis semifasciata - Leopard Shark

OrderHeterodontiformes 9


Family: Heterodontidae  9

Heterodontus francisci - Horn Shark

Heterodontus galeatus - Crested Bullhead Shark

Heterodontus japonicus - Japanese Bullhead Shark

Heterodontus mexicanus - Mexican Hornshark

Heterodontus omanensis - Oman Bullhead Shark

Heterodontus portusjacksoni - Port Jackson Shark

Heterodontus quoyi - Galapagos Bullhead Shark

Heterodontus ramalheira - Whitespotted Bullhead Shark

Heterodontus zebra - Zebra Bullhead Shark

Order: Lamniformes 16

Alopiidae 3

Alopias pelagicus - Pelagic Thresher Shark

Alopias superciliosus - Bigeye Thresher Shark

Alopias vulpinus - Thresher Shark

Carchariidae 2
Carcharias taurus - Sandtiger Shark {Greynurse, Ragged, Spotted}
Carcharias tricuspidatus - Indian sand tiger

FamilyCetorhinidae  1

Cetorhinus maximus - Basking Shark

Family: Lamnidae 5
Carcharodon carcharias - Great White Shark (White or Blue Pointer)

Isurus oxyrinchus - Shortfin Mako

Isurus paucus - Longfin Mako

Lamna ditropis - Salmon Shark

Lamna nasus - Porbeagle Shark

FamilyMegachasmidae  1

Megachasma pelagios - Megamouth Shark

Family: Mitsukurinidae  1

Mitsukurina owstoni - Goblin Shark

FAMILYOdontaspidae 2

Odontaspis ferox - Smalltooth Sandtiger, Raggedtooth (Fierce) Shark

Odontaspis noronhai - Bigeye Sandtiger Shark


FamilyPseudocarchariidae  1

Pseudocarcharius kamoharai - Crocodile Shark

OrderOrectolobiformes 43

FamilyBrachaeluridae  2

Brachaelurus colcloughi - Bluegrey Carpetshark

Brachaelurus waddi - Blind Shark

FamilyGinglymostomatidae  4

Ginglymostoma cirratum - Nurse Shark

Ginglymostoma unami - Pacific Nurse Shark

Nebrius ferrugineus - Tawny Nurse Shark

Pseudoginglyostoma brevicaudatum - Shorttail Nurse Shark

FamilyHemiscylliidae  17

Chiloscyllium arabicum - Arabian Carpetshark

Chiloscyllium burmensis - Burmese Bambooshark

Chiloscyllium caerulepuntatum - Blue Spotted Bambooshark

Chiloscyllium griseum - Grey Bambooshark

Chiloscyllium hasselti - Indonesian Bambooshark

Chiloscyllium indicum - lender Bambooshark

Chiloscyllium plagiosum - Whitespotted Bambooshark

Chiloscyllium punctatum - Brownbanded Bambooshark

Hemiscyllium freycineti - Indonisian Speckled Carpetshark

Hemiscyllium galei - Gale's Epaulette Shark

Hemiscyllium hallstromi - Papuan Epaulette Carpetshark

Hemiscyllium halmahera - Walking Bamboo Shark

Hemiscyllium henryi - Henry's Epaulette Shark

Hemiscyllium micharli - Michael's Epaulette Shark

Hemiscyllium ocellatum - Epaulette Carpetshark

Hemiscyllium strahani - Hooded Carpetshark

Hemiscyllium trispeculare - Speckled Carpetshark

FamilyOrectolobidae  12

Eucrossorhinus dasypogon - Tasselled Wobbegong

Orectolobus floridus - Floral Banded Wobbegong

Orectolobus halei - Gulf Wobbegong

Orectolobus hutchinsi - Western Wobbegong

Orectolobus japonicus - Japanese Wobbegong

Orectolobus leptolineatus - False Cobbler Wobbegong

Orectolobus maculatus - Spotted Wobbegong

Orectolobus ornatus - Ornate Wobbegong

Orectolobus parvimaculatus - Dwarf Spotted Wobbegong

Orectolobus reticulatus - Network Wobbegong

Orectolobus wardi - Northern Wobbegong

Sutorectus tentaculatus - Cobbler Wobbegong

FamilyParascylliidae  8

Cirrhoscyllium expolitum - Barbelthroat Carpetshark

Cirrhoscyllium formosanum - Taiwan Saddled Carpetshark

Cirrhoscyllium japonicum - Saddled Carpetshark

Parascyllium collare - Collared Carpetshark

Parascyllium elongatum - Elongate Carpetshark

Parascyllium ferrugineum - Rusty Carpetshark

Parascyllium sparsimaculatum - Ginger Carpetshark

Parascyllium variolatum - Necklace Carpetshark

FamilyRhincodontidae  1
Rhincodon typus - Whale Shark

FamilyStegostematidae 1

Stegostoma fasciatum - Zebra Shark