Carcharhinidae


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Carcharhinidae

[‚kär·kə′rīn·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A large family of sharks belonging to the charcharinid group of galeoids, including the tiger sharks and blue sharks.
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Gear types Family and scientific names Common name 1998 1977 Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas Bull shark L Triakidae Mustelus canis Smooth dogfish L Sphyrnidae Sphyrna lewini Scalloped hammerhead L Urolophidae Urolophus jamaicensis Yellow stingray V Muraenidae Gymnothorax moringa Spotted moray T Antennariidae Antennarius multiocellatus Longlure frogfish D Holocentridae Holocentrus sp.
The family Carcharhinidae was poorly supported as monophyletic, although a group that included Negaprion, Prionace, and all Carcharhinus was observed in a large number of bootstrap replicates.
Family Scientific name Common name Orectolobidae, Carpet sharks 1 Ginglymostoma cirratum Nurse shark Carcharhinidae, Requiem sharks 2 Carcharhinus falciformis Silky shark 3 Carcharhinus limbatus Blacktip shark 4 Carcharhinus spp.
Species Captures Weight (kg) Atlantic sharpnose 4,197 5,199 Bonnethead 830 1,519 Smooth dogfish, Mustelus canis 134 344 Florida smoothhound, Mustelus norrisi 121 291 Carcharhinidae 85 99 Blacknose 81 226 Angel shark 59 159 Carcharhinus sp.
The Carcharhinidae and Dasyatidae, the most species-rich families in the region, are the also the families for which the highest number of species are recorded in bycatch (Table 3).