Dog and Angelfish Sharks – Squaliformes

Shark Database | Dog and Angelfish Sharks – Squaliformes

Squaliformes are a large and diverse order of sharks characterized by having two dorsal fins, no anal fin, and no nictitating membrane. They’re found all over the world. Some popular species are the @greenland shark, the @gulper shark, and the @viper dogfish.

All Sharks In This Order:

Spined Pygmy Shark

Spined Pygmy Shark

Family: Dalatiidae | Genus: Squaliolus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

The Spined Pygmy shark is a species of dogfish shark in the family Dalatiidae, found widely in all oceans. Biology and Description: One of the world’s smallest sharks, the maximum recorded size for this species is 22 cm long for… read more.

Spiny Dogfish

Spiny Dogfish

Family: Squalidae | Genus: Squalus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Vulnerable

The Spiny Dogfish is found all over the world in temperate and sub-arctic waters and occasionally in the Mediterranean and Black seas. Despite the fact they were once the most populous shark in the world, the population has gone into… read more.

Splendid Lanternshark

Family: Etmopteridae | Genus: Etmopterus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The splendid lanternshark is a species of dogfish shark found in the Western Pacific, with known populations in Japan, Taiwan, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu. It has been caught at depths of 120 to 210 m, and there are reports of… read more.

Tailspot Lanternshark

Family: Etmopteridae | Genus: Etmopterus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

The tailspot lanternshark is a species of deepwater shark found off the coast of New Caledonia, at depths of 630 to 800 m. Like all lanternsharks, they’re small deep water sharks known for the light-producing photophores on their bodies. The… read more.

Tall-light Shark

Family: Dalatiidae | Genus: Euprotomicroides | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

Thorny Lanternshark

Family: Etmopteridae | Genus: Etmopterus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

The X lanternshark is a species of lantershark found in the Western Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa, at depths of 200 to 500 m. Like all members of the lantern shark family they’re small, with a maximum… read more.

Velvet Belly Lanternshark

Velvet Belly Lanternshark

Family: Etmopteridae | Genus: Etmopterus | Species: Etmopterus spinax | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

Velvet belly lantern sharks are one of the most common deepwater sharks in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean near Iceland and Norway to Gabon and South Africa at depths between 20 m to 2, 490 m. They are most commonly found… read more.

Velvet Dogfish

Velvet Dogfish

Family: Somniosidae | Genus: Zameus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The Velvet Dogfish is a deepwater shark species found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific tropical oceans. Generally, on or near the bottom of continental and insular slopes at depths of 550 to 1,450 metres, this species can also be… read more.

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