Sharks

 

36 known and identified Shark species within Maltese waters


Order: Hexanchiformes (Cow and Frilled Sharks)


Family: Hexanchidae (Sixgill and Seven gill Sharks)



Heptranchias perlo

Sharpnose Sevengill Shark


Hexanchus griseus

Bluntnose Sixgill Shark




Order: Squaliformes (Dogfish Sharks)


Family: Echinorhinidae (Bramble Sharks)



Echinorhinus brucus

Bramble Shark




Family: Squalidae (Dogfish Sharks)



Squalus acanthias

Piked Dogfish (Spurdog)


Squalus blainvillei

Longnose Spurdog




Family: Centrophoridae (Gulper Sharks)



Centrophorus  granulosus

Gulper Shark


Centrophorus uyato

Dwarf Gulper Shark




Family: Etmopteridae (Lantern Sharks)



Etmopterus spinax

Velvet Belly Shark




Family: Somniosidae (Sleeper Sharks)



Centroscymnus coelolepis

Portuguese Dogfish




Family: Oxynotidae (Roughsharks)



Oxynotus centrina

Angular Rough Shark




Family: Dalatiidae (Kitefin Sharks)



Dalatias licha

Kitefin Shark



Order: Squatiniformes (Angel Sharks)


Family: Squatinidae (Angel Sharks)



Squatina aculeata

Sawback Angel Shark


Squatina oculata

Smoothback Angel Shark


Squatina squatina

Angel Shark




Order: Lamniformes (Mackerel Sharks)


Family: Odontaspididae (Sandtiger Sharks)



Carcharias taurus

Sandtiger Shark


Odontaspis ferox

Smalltooth Sandtiger Shark




Family: Alopiidae (Thresher Sharks)



Alopias superciliosus

Bigeye Thresher Shark


Alopias vulpinus

Thresher Shark




Family: Cetorhinidae (Basking Sharks)



Cetorhinus maximus

Basking Shark




Family: Lamnidae (Mackerel Sharks)



Carcharodon carcharias

Great White Shark


Isurus oxyrinchus

Shortfin Mako Shark


Lamna nasus

Porbeagle Shark



Order: Carcharhiniformes (Ground Sharks)


Family: Scyliorhinidae (Catsharks)



Galeus melastomus

Blackmouth Catshark


Scyliorhinus canicula

Lesser spotted Catshark


Scyliorhinus stellaris

Nursehound




Family: Triakidae (Houndsharks)



Galeorhinus galeus

Tope / School Shark


Mustelus asterias

Starry smoothhound


Mustelus mustelus

Smoothhound


Mustelus punctulatus

Blackspotted Smoothhound




Family: Carcharhinidae (Requiem Sharks)



Carcharhinus brachyurus

Copper / Bronze Whaler Shark


Carcharhinus brevipinna

Spinner Shark


Carcharhinus limbatus

Blacktip Shark


Carcharhinus obscurus

Dusky Shark


Carcharhinus plumbeus

Sandbar Shark


Prionace glauca

Blue Shark




Family: Sphyrnidae (Hammerhead Sharks)


Sphyrna zygaena

Smooth Hammerhead




 
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