Lamniformes

(Ground Sharks)

HOME ORDERS   LAMNIFORMES

 

They are a rather diverse group that lack a singular distinguishing characteristic and for the identification a combination of different features is needed such as: Origin of mouth behind the eyes, conical snout, a pair of 5 gill slits, 2 dorsal fins and no nicitiating membrane.

Mackerel sharks include the species of the Great White and the Mako.

 

Families of Lamniformes


 
Odontaspididae
      (Sandtiger sharks)
  • 3 generea
  • 5 species
Mitsukurinidae
      (Goblin sharks)
  • 1 generea
  • 1 species
Pseudocarchariidae
      (Crocodile sharks)
  • 1 generea
  • 1 species
Megachasmidae
      (Megamouth sharks)
  • 1 generea
  • 1 species
Alopiidae
      (Thresher sharks)
  • 1 generea
  • 3 species
Cetorhinidae
      (Basking Sharks)
  • 1 generea
  • 1 species
Lamnidae
      (Mackerel Sharks)
  • 3 generea
  • 5 species
 
  1. Lamniformes Sandtiger sharks (Odontaspididae)

  2. The Genera of Sandtiger sharks
    • Carcharias

      • Grey nurse shark (Carcharias taurus) 

    • Eugomphodus


      • Indian Sand tiger (Eugomphodus tricuspidatus)
      •  

    • Odontaspis

      • Smalltooth sand tiger (Odontaspis ferox)
      • Bigeye sandtiger (Odontaspis noronhai)


  3. Lamniformes Goblin sharks (Mitsukurinidae)

  4. The Genera of Goblin sharks
    • Mitsukurina


      • Goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni)


  5. Lamniformes Crocodile sharks (Pseudocarchariidae)

  6. The Genera of Crocodile sharks
    • Pseudocarcharias


      • Crocodile shark (Pseudocarcharias kamoharai)


  7. Lamniformes Megamouth sharks (Megachasmidae)

  8. The Genera of Megamouth sharks
    • Megachasma

      • Megamouth (Megachasma pelagios)


  9. Lamniformes Thresher sharks (Alopiidae)

  10. The Genera of Thresher sharks
    • Alopias

      • Pelagic thresher (Alopias pelagicus)
      • Bigeye thresher (Alopias superciliosus)
      • Thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus)


  11. Lamniformes Basking Sharks (Cetorhinidae)

  12. The Genera of Basking Sharks
    • Cetorhinus

      • Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)


  13. Lamniformes Mackerel Sharks (Lamnidae)

  14. The Genera of mackerel Sharks
    • Carcharodon


      • Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

    • Isurus


      • Shortfin Mako (Isurus oxyrinchus)
      • Longfin mako (Isurus paucus)

    • Lamna

      • Salmon shark (Lamna ditropis)
      • Porbeagle (Lamna nasus)



            
HOME SHARK SPECIES SHARK ORDERS FAVORITE LINKS Nik's Shark Shop