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Ground sharks (Carcharhiniformes) fish profiles

Ground shark information and info on the Carcharhiniformes also known as Ground sharks

Ground sharks, order Carcharhiniformes, are the largest order of sharks. With over 270 species, Ground sharks include a number of common types, such as the blue shark, catsharks, swellsharks, and sandbar shark.

Members of the Ground sharks order are characterized by the presence of a nictitating membrane over the eye, two dorsal fins, an anal fin, and five gill slits.

The families of the Ground sharks are expected to be revised; recent DNA studies show that some of the traditional groups are not monophyletic(two or more groups sharing a common ancestor).


Families within this order