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Carcharhinidae
Tiger Shark
Tiger Shark
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Carcharhiniformes
Family Carcharhinidae

Requiem sharks are a family, Carcharhinidae, of sharks in the order Carcharhiniformes, containing migratory, live-bearing sharks of warm seas (sometimes of brackish or fresh water) such as the tiger shark, the blue shark, the bull shark, and the milk shark.

Classification

The 56 species of requiem shark are grouped into 12 genera:

Subfamily Galeocerdinae

Genus Galeocerdo

Tiger Shark, Galeocerdo cuvier

Subfamily Scoliodontinae

Genus Scoliodon

Spadenose Shark, Scoliodon laticaudus
Pacific Spadenose Shark, Scoliodon macrorhynchos

Subfamily Carcharhininae

Tribe Carcharhinini

Genus Carcharhinus

Blacknose Shark, Carcharhinus acronotus
Silvertip Shark, Carcharhinus albimarginatus
Bignose Shark, Carcharhinus altimus
Graceful Shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides
Grey Reef Shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos
Pigeye Shark, Carcharhinus amboinensis
Borneo Shark, Carcharhinus borneensis
Copper Shark, Carcharhinus brachyurus
Spinner Shark, Carcharhinus brevipinna
Pacific Smalltail Shark, Carcharhinus cerdale
Nervous Shark, Carcharhinus cautus
Coates' Shark, Carcharhinus coatesi
Whitecreek Shark, Carcharhinus dussumieri
Silky Shark, Carcharhinus falciformis
Creek Whaler, Carcharhinus fitzroyensis
Galapagos Shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis
Pondicherry Shark, Carcharhinus hemiodon
Finetooth Shark, Carcharhinus isodon
Smoothtooth Blacktip Shark, Carcharhinus leiodon
Bull Shark, Carcharhinus leucas
Blacktip Shark, Carcharhinus limbatus
Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Carcharhinus longimanus
Hardnose Shark, Carcharhinus macloti
Carcharhinus macrops
Blacktip Reef Shark, Carcharhinus melanopterus
Dusky Shark, Carcharhinus obscurus
Caribbean Reef Shark, Carcharhinus perezii
Sandbar Shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus
Smalltail Shark, Carcharhinus porosus
Blackspot Shark, Carcharhinus sealei
Night Shark, Carcharhinus signatus
Spot-tail Shark, Carcharhinus sorrah
Australian Blacktip Shark, Carcharhinus tilstoni
Carcharhinus tjutjot

Genus Glyphis

Borneo River Shark, Glyphis fowlerae
Ganges Shark, Glyphis gangeticus
Northern River Shark, Glyphis garricki
Speartooth Shark, Glyphis glyphis
Irrawaddy River Shark, Glyphis siamensis
Mukah River Shark, Glyphis sp.

Genus Lamiopsis

Broadfin Shark, Lamiopsis temminckii
Borneo Broadfin Shark, Lamiopsis tephrodes

Genus Nasolamia

Whitenose Shark, Nasolamia velox
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