Mackerel Sharks – Lamniformes

Shark Database | Mackerel Sharks – Lamniformes

Lamniformes, also known as mackerel sharks, are a diverse order of sharks. Members of this order have two dorsal fins, an anal fin, five gill slits, and a mouth that extends past their eyes. Some of the world’s most popular shark species belong to this order. The @great white shark, the @basking shark, and the @theresher shark are all lamniformes.

All Sharks In This Order:

Basking Shark

Family: Cetorhinidae | Genus: Cetorhinus | CITES: Listed Appendix II | IUCN: Vulnerable

The basking shark is the second largest fish in  the world after the whale shark. These gentle giants can reach lengths of over 10m. They’re highly migratory and are found all over the world in temperate waters. It prefers temperatures… read more.

Bigeye Sand Tiger

Bigeye Sand Tiger

Family: Odontaspididae | Genus: Odontaspis | Species: Odontaspis Noronhai | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The Odontaspis Noronhai, also known as the Bigeye Sand Tiger, is a rare pelagic deepwater shark that is sparsely but widely distributed in tropical and warm-temperate waters. This species belongs to the Odontaspididae family. Biology: The Odontaspis Noronhai was described… read more.

Bigeye Thresher Shark

Bigeye Thresher Shark

Family: Alopiidae | Genus: Alopias | CITES: Listed Appendix II | IUCN: Vulnerable

The bigeye thresher is a large shark of the Alopiidae family. Its most distinctive characteristics are it’s long tail, which can be about half his total size, it’s extremely large eyes, and the grooves on its head. Its eyes are… read more.

Common Thresher Shark

Common Thresher Shark

Family: Alopiidae | Genus: Alopias | CITES: Listed Appendix II | IUCN: Vulnerable

The common thresher shark, also known as fox shark or swiveltail, is the largest member of the thresher family. Adults are on average about 4.5 meters long, and some individuals grow to be 6 meters. Their most distinctive feature is… read more.

Crocodile Shark

Family: Pseudocarchariidae | Genus: Pseudocarcharias | Species: Pseudocarcharias kamoharai | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The Crocodile shark  is an open ocean shark that can be found in tropical and subtropical waters of all oceans around the world. They are an oceanic species usually found offshore and far from land and are native to Western… read more.

Goblin Shark

Goblin Shark

Family: Mitsukurinidae | Genus: Mitsukurina | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

The Goblin Shark is the only living member of the family Mitsukurinidae, which has existed for around 125 million years. This impressive ancient lineage has earned it the nickname the ‘living fossil’. This rare, deep-dwelling, species has a global range… read more.

Great White Shark

Family: Lamnidae | Genus: Carcharodon | CITES: Listed Appendix II | IUCN: Vulnerable

The Great White Shark is the world’s greatest predator. Females can reach lengths of over six meters and weigh up to two tons. Males are slightly smaller, usually not growing past the five-meter mark. They’re the third largest shark after… read more.

Longfin Mako Shark

Family: Lamnidae | Genus: Lamna | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Vulnerable

The Longfin Mako Shark is found globally in temperate and tropical waters. The extent of the population and their range is somewhat uncertain due to the fact Longfin Makos are often misidentified as Shortfin Makos, which outnumber Longfins 1000 fold… read more.

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