shark

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large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feed Alopius vulpinus , fox shark , thrasher , thresher , thresher shark
large harmless plankton-eating northern shark; often swims slowly or floats at the sea surface basking shark , Cetorhinus maximus
widely distributed shallow-water shark with fins seemingly dipped in ink blacktip shark , Carcharhinus limbatus , sandbar shark
common blue-grey shark of southwest Pacific; sport and food fish blue pointed , bonito shark , Isurus glaucus
slender cosmopolitan, pelagic shark; blue body shades to white belly; dangerous especially during maritime disasters blue shark , great blue shark , Prionace glauca
most common shark in temperate and tropical coastal waters worldwide; heavy-bodied and dangerous bull shark , Carcharhinus leucas , cub shark
relatively slender blue-grey shark; nearly worldwide in tropical and temperate waters Carcharhinus obscurus , dusky shark
most common grey shark along coasts of middle Atlantic states; sluggish and occasionally caught by fishermen Carcharhinus plumbeus , sandbar shark
shallow-water shark with sharp jagged teeth found on both sides of Atlantic; sometimes dangerous to swimmers Carcharias taurus , Odontaspis taurus , sand shark , sand tiger
large deep-water shark with white-tipped dorsal fin; worldwide distribution; most dangerous shark Carcharinus longimanus , oceanic whitetip shark , white-tipped shark , whitetip shark
large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas; known to attack humans Carcharodon carcharias , great white shark , man-eater , man-eating shark , white shark
shark of the western Pacific with flattened body and mottled skin carpet shark , Orectolobus barbatus
large primitive shark widely distributed in warm seas cow shark , Hexanchus griseus , six-gilled shark
large dangerous warm-water shark with striped or spotted body Galeocerdo cuvieri , tiger shark
Pacific shark valued for its fins (used by Chinese in soup) and liver (rich in vitamin A) Galeorhinus zyopterus , soup-fin , soupfin , soupfin shark
small bottom-dwelling shark of warm shallow waters on both coasts of North America and South America and from southeast Asia to Australia Ginglymostoma cirratum , nurse shark
medium-sized live-bearing shark with eyes at either end of a flattened hammer-shaped head; worldwide in warm waters; can be dangerous hammerhead , hammerhead shark
very swift active bluish shark found worldwide in warm waters; important game fish Isurus oxyrhincus , shortfin mako
voracious pointed-nose shark of northern Atlantic and Pacific Lamna nasus , porbeagle
common shallow-water schooling shark of the Atlantic from North Carolina to Brazil and off west Africa; dangerous lemon shark , Negaprion brevirostris
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