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Image of a Tiger shark in the Bahamas by David Snyder
Image of a Tiger shark in the Bahamas by David Snyder

Browse and search our list of species profiles of sharks. Search or sort the list by scientific name, common name, or family below.

Follow the links to profiles on each of the fishes with full information and pictures.

Also browse our full fishes and sharks species list.

FamilyGenus & speciesCommon name
AlopiidaeAlopias pelagicuspelagic thresher
AlopiidaeAlopias superciliosusbigeye thresher
AlopiidaeAlopias vulpinusthresher shark
CallorhinchidaeCallorhinchus miliighost shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus acronotusblacknose shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus albimarginatussilvertip shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus altimusbignose shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus amblyrhynchosgrey reef shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus brachyurusbronze whaler shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus brevipinnaspinner shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus falciformissilky shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus galapagensisgalapagos shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus isodonfinetooth shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus leucasbull shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus limbatusblacktip shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus longimanusoceanic whitetip shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus melanopterusblacktip reef shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus obscurusdusky shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus perezicaribbean reef shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus plumbeussandbar shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus porosussmalltail shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus signatusnight shark
CarcharhinidaeGaleocerdo cuviertiger shark
CarcharhinidaeNegaprion acutidenssicklefin lemon shark
CarcharhinidaeNegaprion brevirostrislemon shark
CarcharhinidaePrionace glaucablue shark
CarcharhinidaeRhizoprionodon acutusmilk shark
CarcharhinidaeRhizoprionodon porosuscaribbean sharpnose shark
CarcharhinidaeRhizoprionodon terraenovaeatlantic sharpnose shark
CarcharhinidaeTriaenodon obesuswhitetip reef shark
CetorhinidaeCetorhinus maximusbasking shark
DalatiidaeDalatias lichakitefin shark
DalatiidaeIsistius brasiliensiscookiecutter shark
DalatiidaeSomniosus microcephalusgreenland shark
EchinorhinidaeEchinorhinus brucusbramble shark
EtmopteridaeCentroscyllium fabriciiblack dogfish
GinglymostomatidaeGinglymostoma cirratumnurse shark
GinglymostomatidaeNebrius ferrugineustawny nurse shark
HemigaleidaeParagaleus pectoralisatlantic weasel shark
HemiscylliidaeChiloscyllium plagiosumwhitespotted bambooshark
HemiscylliidaeChiloscyllium punctatumbrownbanded bambooshark
HemiscylliidaeHemiscyllium ocellatumepaulette shark
HeterodontidaeHeterodontus franciscihorn shark
HeterodontidaeHeterodontus portusjacksoniport jackson shark
HexanchidaeHeptranchias perlosharpnose sevengill shark
HexanchidaeHexanchus griseusbluntnose sixgill shark
HexanchidaeHexanchus nakamuraibigeye sixgill shark
LamnidaeCarcharodon carchariaswhite shark
LamnidaeIsurus oxyrinchusshortfin mako
LamnidaeIsurus paucuslongfin mako
LamnidaeLamna ditropissalmon shark
LamnidaeLamna nasusporbeagle
MegachasmidaeMegachasma pelagiosmegamouth shark
MitsukurinidaeMitsukurina owstonigoblin shark
OdontaspidaeCarcharias taurussand tiger shark
OrectolobidaeEucrossorhinus dasypogontasselled wobbegong
OrectolobidaeOrectolobus maculatusspotted wobbegong
OrectolobidaeOrectolobus ornatusornate wobbegong
ParascylliidaeParascyllium variolatumnecklace carpetshark
RhincodontidaeRhincodon typuswhale shark
ScyliorhinidaeCephaloscyllium laticepsaustralian swellshark
ScyliorhinidaeCephaloscyllium ventriosumswell shark
ScyliorhinidaeHaploblepharus edwardsiipuffadder shyshark
ScyliorhinidaeHaploblepharus fuscusbrown shyshark
ScyliorhinidaeHaploblepharus pictusdark shyshark
ScyliorhinidaeParmaturus xaniurusfiletail catshark
ScyliorhinidaePoroderma africanumstriped catshark
ScyliorhinidaePoroderma pantherinumleopard catshark
ScyliorhinidaeScyliorhinus caniculasmall-spotted catshark
ScyliorhinidaeScyliorhinus retiferchain dogfish
SomniosidaeCentroscymnus coelolepisportuguese shark
SphyrnidaeSphyrna lewiniscalloped hammerhead
SphyrnidaeSphyrna mokarrangreat hammerhead
SphyrnidaeSphyrna tiburobonnethead
SphyrnidaeSphyrna tudessmalleye hammerhead
SphyrnidaeSphyrna zygaenasmooth hammerhead
SqualidaeCirrhigaleus asperroughskin dogfish
SqualidaeSqualus acanthiasspiny dogfish
SqualidaeSqualus cubensiscuban dogfish
SquatinidaeSquatina californicapacific angelshark
SquatinidaeSquatina dumerilatlantic angelshark
StegostomatidaeStegostoma fasciatumzebra shark
TriakidaeGaleorhinus galeustope shark
TriakidaeMustelus californicusgrey smooth-hound
TriakidaeMustelus canissmooth dogfish
TriakidaeMustelus henleibrown smooth-hound
TriakidaeMustelus norrisinarrowfin smooth-hound
TriakidaeTriakis semifasciataleopard shark

 

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