Carcharhiniformes

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Carcharhiniformes
Oceanic whitetip.jpg
Oceanic whitetip shark
(Carcharhinus longimanus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Biliteria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Class Chondrichthyes
Sub-class Elasmobranchii
Order Information
Superorder Selachimorpha
Order Carcharhiniformes
Family Information
Families Scyliorhinidae
Proscylliidae
Pseudotriakidae
Leptochariidae
Triakidae
Hemigaleidae
Carcharhinidae
Sphyrnidae
Population statistics

Carcharhiniformes are an order of sharks, consisting of eight families and 161 species of what are loosely called "ground" or "common" sharks. They are characterized by a nictating membrane over the eyes; several species have been implicated in attacks on man.

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