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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae Requiem sharks

Genus: Carcharhinus

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Carcharhinus acronotus (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Carcharhinus acronotus
[Blacknose shark]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Carcharhinus albimarginatus (Rüppell, 1837)

Photo by Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Carcharhinus albimarginatus
[Silvertip shark]



Circumglobal, with patchy
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Carcharhinus altimus (Springer, 1950)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Carcharhinus altimus
[Bignose shark]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 167 cm TL
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides (Whitley, 1934)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides
[Graceful shark]



Indo-West Pacific to Cent
Max. Length 255 cm TL
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos
[Blacktail reef shark]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 280 cm TL
Carcharhinus amboinensis (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Carcharhinus amboinensis
[Pigeye shark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Carcharhinus borneensis (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Carcharhinus borneensis
[Borneo shark]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 325 cm TL
Carcharhinus brachyurus (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Smith, B.
 
Carcharhinus brachyurus
[Copper shark]



Atlantic, Mediterranean a
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Carcharhinus brevipinna (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Carcharhinus brevipinna
[Spinner shark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Carcharhinus cautus (Whitley, 1945)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Carcharhinus cautus
[Nervous shark]
No picture found

Max. Length 140 cm TL

 
Carcharhinus cerdale
[Pacific smalltail shark]
No picture found

Max. Length 88 cm TL

 
Carcharhinus coatesi
[]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 121 cm TL
Carcharhinus dussumieri (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Carcharhinus dussumieri
[Whitecheek shark]



Circumtropical. Western
Max. Length 350 cm TL
Carcharhinus falciformis (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Furlan, B.
 
Carcharhinus falciformis
[Silky shark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 135 cm TL
Carcharhinus fitzroyensis (Whitley, 1943)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Carcharhinus fitzroyensis
[Creek whaler]



Circumtropical with a pre
Max. Length 370 cm TL
Carcharhinus galapagensis (Snodgrass & Heller, 1905)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Carcharhinus galapagensis
[Galapagos shark]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Carcharhinus hemiodon (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Carcharhinus hemiodon
[Pondicherry shark]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 84.4 cm TL
Carcharhinus humani White & Weigmann, 2014

Photo by Photo by Weigmann, S.
 
Carcharhinus humani
[Human’s whaler shark]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 190 cm TL
Carcharhinus isodon (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Christie, B.L.
 
Carcharhinus isodon
[Finetooth shark]
No picture found

Max. Length 75 cm TL

 
Carcharhinus leiodon
[Smooth tooth blacktip shark]



Cosmopolitan in tropical
Max. Length 400 cm TL
Carcharhinus leucas (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Carcharhinus leucas
[Bull shark]



Cosmopolitan. Western At
Max. Length 275 cm TL
Carcharhinus limbatus (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Carcharhinus limbatus
[Blacktip shark]



Circumglobal (tropical to
Max. Length 400 cm TL
Carcharhinus longimanus (Poey, 1861)

Photo by Photo by Moldzio, S.
 
Carcharhinus longimanus
[Oceanic whitetip shark]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Carcharhinus macloti (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Carcharhinus macloti
[Hardnose shark]
No picture found


 
Carcharhinus macrops
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Carcharhinus melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Carcharhinus melanopterus
[Blacktip reef shark]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 420 cm TL
Carcharhinus obscurus (Lesueur, 1818)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Carcharhinus obscurus
[Dusky shark]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Carcharhinus perezi (Poey, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Minguell, C.
 
Carcharhinus perezi
[Caribbean reef shark]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 250 cm TL
Carcharhinus plumbeus (Nardo, 1827)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Carcharhinus plumbeus
[Sandbar shark]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Carcharhinus porosus (Ranzani, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Carcharhinus porosus
[Smalltail shark]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Carcharhinus sealei (Pietschmann, 1913)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Carcharhinus sealei
[Blackspot shark]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 280 cm TL
Carcharhinus signatus (Poey, 1868)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Carcharhinus signatus
[Night shark]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 160 cm TL
Carcharhinus sorrah (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Carcharhinus sorrah
[Spot-tail shark]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Carcharhinus tilstoni (Whitley, 1950)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Carcharhinus tilstoni
[Australian blacktip shark]
No picture found

Max. Length 93.7 cm TL

 
Carcharhinus tjutjot
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Carcharhinus acronotus Blacknose shark Western Atlantic 200 TL 1860
Carcharhinus albimarginatus Silvertip shark Indo-Pacific 300 TL 1837
Carcharhinus altimus Bignose shark Circumglobal, with patchy 300 TL 1950
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides Graceful shark Indo-Pacific 167 TL 1934
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos Blacktail reef shark Indo-West Pacific to Cent 255 TL 1856
Carcharhinus amboinensis Pigeye shark Eastern Atlantic 280 TL 1839
Carcharhinus borneensis Borneo shark Western Pacific 70 TL 1858
Carcharhinus brachyurus Copper shark Western Atlantic 325 TL 1870
Carcharhinus brevipinna Spinner shark Atlantic, Mediterranean a 300 TL 1839
Carcharhinus cautus Nervous shark Western Pacific 150 TL 1945
Carcharhinus cerdale Pacific smalltail shark Eastern Pacific Ocean 140 TL 1898
Carcharhinus coatesi East Indian to Western Pa 88 TL 1939
Carcharhinus dussumieri Whitecheek shark Indian Ocean 121 TL 1839
Carcharhinus falciformis Silky shark Circumtropical. Western 350 TL 1839
Carcharhinus fitzroyensis Creek whaler Western Pacific 135 TL 1943
Carcharhinus galapagensis Galapagos shark Circumtropical with a pre 370 TL 1905
Carcharhinus hemiodon Pondicherry shark Indo-West Pacific 200 TL 1839
Carcharhinus humani Human’s whaler shark Western Indian Ocean 84.4 TL 2014
Carcharhinus isodon Finetooth shark Western Atlantic 190 TL 1839
Carcharhinus leiodon Smooth tooth blacktip shark Western Indian Ocean 75 TL 1985
Carcharhinus leucas Bull shark Cosmopolitan in tropical 400 TL 1839
Carcharhinus limbatus Blacktip shark Cosmopolitan. Western At 275 TL 1839
Carcharhinus longimanus Oceanic whitetip shark Circumglobal (tropical to 400 TL 1861
Carcharhinus macloti Hardnose shark Indo-West Pacific 110 TL 1839
Carcharhinus macrops Northwest Pacific 1983
Carcharhinus melanopterus Blacktip reef shark Indo-Pacific 200 TL 1824
Carcharhinus obscurus Dusky shark Western Atlantic 420 TL 1818
Carcharhinus perezi Caribbean reef shark Western Atlantic 300 TL 1876
Carcharhinus plumbeus Sandbar shark Western Atlantic 250 TL 1827
Carcharhinus porosus Smalltail shark Western Atlantic 150 TL 1839
Carcharhinus sealei Blackspot shark Indo-West Pacific 100 TL 1913
Carcharhinus signatus Night shark Western Atlantic 280 TL 1868
Carcharhinus sorrah Spot-tail shark Indo-West Pacific 160 TL 1839
Carcharhinus tilstoni Australian blacktip shark Indo-West Pacific 200 TL 1950
Carcharhinus tjutjot Western Pacific 93.7 TL 1852



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