Lamniformes

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Lamniformes
Grey nurse shark.jpg
Grey nurse shark
Carcharias taurus
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 Lamniformes
Family Information
Families Odontaspididae
Mitsukurinidae
Pseudocarchariidae
Megachasmidae
Alopiidae
Cetorhinidae
Lamnidae
Population statistics

Lamniformes are an order of sharks consisting of seven families and sixteen species of what are loosely called "mackerel" sharks. Most species are identified by a robust appearance, and lack a protective nictating membrane over the eyes.

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