Sharks of Maltese Waters – listed by family

You will see below black and white images of the shark species that have previously been found in Maltese waters. We are using black and white images first as these more clearly show the key characteristics of each species. 

Just click on each shark for additional images and photographs, and to get a link for more information

Order: Hexanchiformes (Cow and Frilled Sharks)

Hexanchidae
family

Six and seven gill sharks

Hexanchidae
family

Six and seven gill sharks

Order: Squaliformes (Dogfish Sharks)

Echinorhinidae
family

Bramble sharks

Squalidae
family

Dogfish sharks

Squalidae
family

Dogfish sharks

Centrophoridae
family

Gulper sharks

Etmopteridae
family

Lantern sharks

Somniosidae
family

Sleeper sharks

Oxynotidae
family

Rough sharks

Dalatiidae
family

Kitefin sharks

Order: Squatiniformes (Angel Sharks)

Squatinidae
family

Angel sharks

Squatinidae
family

Angel sharks

Squatinidae
family

Angel sharks

Order: Lamniformes (Mackerel Sharks)

Odontaspididae
family

Sandtiger sharks

Odontaspididae
family

Sandtiger sharks

Cetorhinidae
family

Basking sharks

Lamnidae
family

Mackerel sharks

Lamnidae
family

Mackerel sharks

Lamnidae
family

Mackerel sharks

Alopiidae
family

Thresher sharks

Alopiidae
family

Thresher sharks

Order: Carcharhiniformes (Ground Sharks)

Scyliorhinidae
family

Catsharks

Scyliorhinidae
family

Catsharks

Triakidae
family

Houndsharks

Triakidae
family

Houndsharks

Triakidae
family

Houndsharks

Carcharhinidae
family

Requiem sharks

Carcharhinidae
family

Requiem sharks

Carcharhinidae
family

Requiem sharks

Carcharhinidae
family

Requiem sharks

Carcharhinidae
family

Requiem sharks

Carcharhinidae
family

Requiem sharks

Sphyrnidae
family

Hammerhead sharks

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