Mackerel sharks (Lamniformes) fish profile and information / pictures of Mackerel sharks - Lamniformes

Mackerel sharks (Lamniformes) fish profiles

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Mackerel shark information and info on the Lamniformes also known as Mackerel sharks

Mackerel sharks include some of the most familiar species of sharks, such as the great white shark, as well as more unusual representatives, such as the goblin shark and the megamouth shark.

Members of the order are distinguished by possessing two dorsal fins, an anal fin, five gill slits, eyes without nictitating membranes, and a mouth extending behind the eyes.

Families within this order


Basking sharks
(Cetorhinidae)

Crocodile sharks
(Pseudocarchariidae)

Goblin shark
(Mitsukurinidae)

Mackerel sharks or white shark
(Lamnidae)

Megamouth sharks
(Megachasmidae)

Sand tigers
(Odontaspididae)

Thresher sharks
(Alopiidae)