Ground Sharks – Carcharhiniformes

Shark Database | Ground Sharks – Carcharhiniformes

The Carcharhiniformes, also known as ground sharks, are the largest order of sharks. There are over 250 species in this order and include common sharks such as the @tiger shark, @blue shark, and the @giant hammerhead shark. They are characterized by having two dorsal fins, an anal fin, five gill slits, and a nictitating membrane to protect their eyes.

All Sharks In This Order:

Bigeye Houndshark

Bigeye Houndshark

Family: Triakidae | Genus: Iago | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

The Bigeye houndshark is a deep-water shark that lives and feeds on or near the bottom of the water, occupying the seafloor, usually consisting of mud, sand, and rocks. They are also found on the continental shelf and slope as… read more.

Bighead Catshark

Family: Scyliorhinidae | Genus: Apristurus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The Big-Head Catshark is a species of ground shark found only in Western Australia. Like all members of the catshark shark family, they’re bottom feeders, have elongated cat-like eyes, and two small dorsal fins set far back. They’re mostly nocturnal…. read more.

Bignose Shark

Family: Carcharhinidae | Genus: Carcharhinus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The Big-nose shark is a deep water species of requiem shark found in tropical and subtropical waters around the globe. They live on continental shelves at depths of 90m to 430m, although they have been observed much closer to the… read more.

Black Roughscale Catshark

Family: Scyliorhinidae | Genus: Apristurus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

The Black Rough-scale Catshark is a species of catshark member of the family Scyliorhinidae, found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Biology: This catshark is of uniform black colour, and slightly brownish in larger specimens. There is not much information regarding… read more.

Black-tip sawtail catshark

Black-tip sawtail catshark

Family: Scyliorhinidae | Genus: Galeus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The black-tip sawtail catshark is a small species of ground shark found in and around Japan, Philippines and Taiwan. Adults reach a maximum length of 45 cm. It lives near the bottom, around muddy sediments, at depths of 60 to… read more.

Blackgill Catshark

Family: Scyliorhinidae | Genus: Parmaturus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The black-gill catshark is a species of ground shark found in the Western Pacific, off the coasts of China and Japan. They’ve been found at depths of 540 to 810 m. Like all members of the catshark family, they’re bottom feeders,… read more.

Blackmouth catshark

Family: Scyliorhinidae | Genus: Galeus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

The blackmouth catshark is an abundant species of ground shark from the Eastern Atlantic. It’s found from Iceland to Senegal, including the Mediterranean Sea, usually at depths of about 150 to 500 m, although they’ve also been found in waters… read more.

Blacknose shark

Blacknose shark

Family: Carcharhinidae | Genus: Carcharhinus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Near Threatened

The Carcharhinus Acronotus, or Blacknose Shark, gets it’s name from the dark blotch on the tip of their snout (which often fade as they mature). A tropical and warm-tempered shark, they are found from nine to 64 metres deep in… read more.

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