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:

Black Dogfish

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

The Black Dogfish is a deep-water shark found below 275 metres in the Atlantic Ocean. It has a widespread distribution and is native to Greenland, Canada, the United States, Iceland, South Africa, and other countries around the eastern, western and… read more.

Blackbelly Lanternshark

Blackbelly Lanternshark

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

Blackbelly lanternsharks are deepwater sharks that can be found worldwide in tropical to temperate waters at depths of 150 to 1,250 m. Biology and Behaviour Blackbelly lanternsharks are small and slender with a black streak above and behind their pelvic… read more.

Blackmouth Lanternshark

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

The Blackmouth Lanternshark is a shark of the family Etmopteridae, found off western Australia and the Arafura Sea. Biology and Description: The Blackmouth Lanternshark has a slender body, the eyes are rather narrow with a pale naked patch in the… read more.

Blacktailed Spurdog

Family: Squalidae | Genus: Squalus | Species: Squalus melanurus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

Blacktailed Spurdogs are commonly around New Caledonia and Vanuatu in the Western Central Pacific Ocean at depths between 320 to 340 m.  Biology and Behaviour Blacktailed spurdogs are small sharks that grow up to 80 cm long.  They have black… read more.

Blurred Lanternshark

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

The blurred lanternshark is a species of dogfish shark found all over the world, but mostly in the warm and temperate waters of the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans. Like all lanternsharks, they’re small deep water sharks known for the… read more.

Blurred Lanternshark

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

The Blurred (smooth) Lanternshark is a widespread species found on the continental shelves and slopes, island slopes, and submarine ridges and seamounts, at depths of 163 to 1,000 metres in the Atlantic, Indian and Western Pacific Oceans. Information on biology and… read more.

Bramble Shark

Bramble Shark

Family: Echinorhinidae | Genus: Echinorhinus | Species: Echinorhinus Brucus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The Echinorhinus brucus shark, also known as the Bramble Shark, Spinous Shark, or Spiny Shark, is a rare, large, sluggish, deepwater shark found mainly on continental and insular shelves and upper slopes at depths of 400-900 m (1,300-3,00 ft). This… read more.

Bristled Lanternshark

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

Brown lanternsharks can be found in the Western Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan to New Zealand at depths from 402 to 1,380 m. But they frequently swim at 900 m below the surface of the water.   Biology… read more.

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