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Elasmobranch Biological Profiles

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 narrowtooth 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
Centrophoridae Centrophorus granulosus gulper shark
Cetorhinidae Cetorhinus maximus basking shark
Chimaeridae Hydrolagus colliei spotted ratfish
Dalatiidae Dalatias licha kitefin shark
Dalatiidae Isistius brasiliensis cookiecutter shark
Dalatiidae Somniosus microcephalus Greenland shark
Dasyatidae Dasyatis americana southern stingray
Dasyatidae Dasyatis brevicaudata short-tail stingray
Dasyatidae Dasyatis centroura roughtail stingray
Dasyatidae Dasyatis kuhlii bluespotted stingray
Dasyatidae Dasyatis margarita daisy stingray
Dasyatidae Dasyatis sabina Atlantic stingray
Dasyatidae Dasyatis say bluntnose stingray
Dasyatidae Pteroplatytrygon violacea pelagic stingray
Dasyatidae Taeniura lymma bluespotted ribbontail ray
Dasyatidae Taeniura meyeni blotched fantail ray
Echinorhinidae Echinorhinus brucus bramble shark
Etmopteridae Centroscyllium fabricii black dogfish
Ginglymostomatidae Ginglymostoma cirratum nurse shark
Ginglymostomatidae Nebrius ferrugineus tawny nurse shark
Gymnuridae Gymnura altavela spiny butterfly ray
Gymnuridae Gymnura micrura smooth butterfly ray
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
Mobulidae Mobula hypostoma Atlantic devil ray
Myliobatidae Aetobatus narinari spotted eagle ray
Myliobatidae Manta birostris manta
Myliobatidae Myliobatis aquila common eagle ray
Myliobatidae Myliobatis australis Australian bull ray
Myliobatidae Myliobatis californica bat ray
Myliobatidae Myliobatis freminvilli bullnose ray
Myliobatidae Rhinoptera bonasus cownose ray
Narcinidae Narcine brasiliensis lesser electric ray
Odantaspidae Carcharias taurus sandtiger shark
Orectolobidae Eucrossorhinus dasypogon tasselled wobbegong
Orectolobidae Orectolobus maculatus spotted wobbegong
Orectolobidae Orectolobus ornatus ornate wobbegong
Parascylliidae Parascyllium variolatum necklace carpetshark
Pristidae Anoxypristis cuspidata knifetooth sawfish
Pristidae Pristis clavata dwarf sawfish
Pristidae Pristis microdon freshwater sawfish
Pristidae Pristis pectinata smalltooth sawfish
Pristidae Pristis perotteti largetooth sawfish
Pristidae Pristis zijsron green sawfish
Rajidae Amblyraja radiata thorny skate
Rajidae Dipturus laevis barndoor skate
Rajidae Dipturus olseni spreadfin skate
Rajidae Fenestraja sinusmexicanus Gulf of Mexico pygmy skate
Rajidae Leucoraja erinacea little skate
Rajidae Leucoraja garmani rosette skate
Rajidae Leucoraja ocellata winter skate
Rajidae Raja binoculata big skate
Rajidae Raja eglanteria clearnose skate
Rajidae Raja miraletus brown ray
Rajidae Raja rhina longnose skate
Rajidae Raja texana roundel skate
Rhinobatidae Rhinobatos lentiginosus Atlantic guitarfish
Rhinobatidae Trygonorrhina fasciata southern fiddler
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 pantherinium 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
Torpedinidae Torpedo californica Pacific electric ray
Torpedinidae Torpedo marmorata marbled electric ray
Torpedinidae Torpedo nobiliana Atlantic torpedo
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
Urolophidae Urobatis halleri round stingray
Urolophidae Urobatis jamaicensis yellow stingray