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Tiger shark. Photo © Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch

Sharks Species Profiles

Browse and search our list of species profiles of sharks. Sort the list by scientific name, common name, or family below. Or search by name.

Follow the links to profiles on each of the fishes with full information and pictures.

Also browse our full fishes and sharks species list.

FamilyGenus & speciesCommon name
Alopiidae Alopias pelagicus pelagic thresher
Alopiidae Alopias superciliosus bigeye thresher
Alopiidae Alopias vulpinus thresher shark
Callorhinchidae Callorhinchus milii ghost shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus acronotus blacknose shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus albimarginatus silvertip shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus altimus bignose shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos grey reef shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus brachyurus bronze whaler shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus brevipinna spinner shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus falciformis silky shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus galapagensis galapagos shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus isodon finetooth shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas bull shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus limbatus blacktip shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus longimanus oceanic whitetip shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus melanopterus blacktip reef shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus obscurus dusky shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus perezi caribbean reef shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus plumbeus sandbar shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus porosus smalltail shark
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus signatus night shark
Carcharhinidae Galeocerdo cuvier tiger shark
Carcharhinidae Negaprion acutidens sicklefin lemon shark
Carcharhinidae Negaprion brevirostris lemon shark
Carcharhinidae Prionace glauca blue shark
Carcharhinidae Rhizoprionodon acutus milk shark
Carcharhinidae Rhizoprionodon porosus caribbean sharpnose shark
Carcharhinidae Rhizoprionodon terraenovae atlantic sharpnose shark
Carcharhinidae Triaenodon obesus whitetip reef shark
Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides largemouth bass
Centrarchidae Pomoxis nigromaculatus black crappie
Centrophoridae Centrophorus granulosus gulper shark
Cetorhinidae Cetorhinus maximus basking shark
Dalatiidae Dalatias licha kitefin shark
Dalatiidae Isistius brasiliensis cookiecutter shark
Dalatiidae Somniosus microcephalus greenland shark
Echinorhinidae Echinorhinus brucus bramble shark
Etmopteridae Centroscyllium fabricii black dogfish
Ginglymostomatidae Ginglymostoma cirratum nurse shark
Ginglymostomatidae Nebrius ferrugineus tawny nurse shark
Hemigaleidae Paragaleus pectoralis atlantic weasel shark
Hemiscylliidae Chiloscyllium plagiosum whitespotted bambooshark
Hemiscylliidae Chiloscyllium punctatum brownbanded bambooshark
Hemiscylliidae Hemiscyllium ocellatum epaulette shark
Heterodontidae Heterodontus francisci horn shark
Heterodontidae Heterodontus portusjacksoni port jackson shark
Hexanchidae Heptranchias perlo sharpnose sevengill shark
Hexanchidae Hexanchus griseus bluntnose sixgill shark
Hexanchidae Hexanchus nakamurai bigeye sixgill shark
Hexanchidae Notorynchus cepedianus sevengill shark
Lamnidae Carcharodon carcharias white shark
Lamnidae Isurus oxyrinchus shortfin mako
Lamnidae Isurus paucus longfin mako
Lamnidae Lamna ditropis salmon shark
Lamnidae Lamna nasus porbeagle
Megachasmidae Megachasma pelagios megamouth shark
Mitsukurinidae Mitsukurina owstoni goblin shark
Odontaspidae Carcharias taurus sand tiger shark
Parascylliidae Parascyllium variolatum necklace carpetshark
Rhincodontidae Rhincodon typus whale shark
Scyliorhinidae Cephaloscyllium laticeps australian swellshark
Scyliorhinidae Cephaloscyllium ventriosum swell shark
Scyliorhinidae Haploblepharus edwardsii puffadder shyshark
Scyliorhinidae Haploblepharus fuscus brown shyshark
Scyliorhinidae Haploblepharus pictus dark shyshark
Scyliorhinidae Parmaturus xaniurus filetail catshark
Scyliorhinidae Poroderma africanum striped catshark
Scyliorhinidae Poroderma pantherinum leopard catshark
Scyliorhinidae Scyliorhinus canicula small-spotted catshark
Scyliorhinidae Scyliorhinus retifer chain dogfish
Somniosidae Centroscymnus coelolepis portuguese shark
Sphyrnidae Sphyrna lewini scalloped hammerhead
Sphyrnidae Sphyrna mokarran great hammerhead
Sphyrnidae Sphyrna tiburo bonnethead
Sphyrnidae Sphyrna tudes smalleye hammerhead
Sphyrnidae Sphyrna zygaena smooth hammerhead
Stegostomatidae Stegostoma fasciatum zebra shark
Squalidae Cirrhigaleus asper roughskin dogfish
Squalidae Squalus acanthias spiny dogfish
Squalidae Squalus cubensis cuban dogfish
Squatinidae Squatina californica pacific angelshark
Squatinidae Squatina dumeril atlantic angelshark
Triakidae Galeorhinus galeus tope shark
Triakidae Mustelus californicus grey smooth-hound
Triakidae Mustelus canis smooth dogfish
Triakidae Mustelus henlei brown smooth-hound
Triakidae Mustelus norrisi narrowfin smooth-hound
Triakidae Triakis semifasciata leopard shark