Carcharhinus

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Carcharhinus
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An Oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus
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Carcharhinus

Carcharhinus is one of the 12 genera of the requiem shark family, Carcharhinidae.

Like all members of the family, they have round eyes, and the pectoral fins are completely behind the five gill slits. Most species are viviparous: the young are born fully developed.

Species[change | change source]

There are currently 34 known species of the Carcharhinus genus: [1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fish Identification". fishbase.org. Retrieved 24 June 2013.