Famille Pseudocarchariidae - Crocodile sharks
No. in FishBase
Genera : 1 | Espèce : 1 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Eau douce : No | Saumâtre : No | Marin : Yes
  Premier signalement fossile
Distribution: scattered localities, coastal to oceanic, subtropical to tropical, Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Eyes exceptionally large, without a nictitating membrane; five gill openings extending onto dorsal surface of head; two low, angular dorsal fins; caudal peduncle with upper and lower precaudal pits and with low lateral keel. Ovoviviparous, embryos feeding on yolk sac and other ova produced by the mother (Ref. 50449). Maximum length 1.1 m.
Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, Karcharias = a shark and also sharpened ( Ref. 45335).
  Guilde reproductive
  Niveau d'activité typique
  Réf. Princ.
  Deep Fin Classification

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Pseudocarchariidae as currently in FishBase

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The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Pseudocarcharias kamoharai (Matsubara, 1936)
Carcharias kamoharai Matsubara, 1936
Odontaspis kamoharai (Matsubara, 1936)
! Pseudocarcharias kamorharai (Matsubara, 1936)
Carcharias yangi Teng, 1959
Carcharias pelagicus Cadenat, 1963
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