Great White Shark

Great White Shark

Great White Shark – Carcharodon carcharias Introduction The legendary great white shark is a cartilaginous fish that has caused fear and admiration for many years. It is considered one of the biggest predators of the oceans and the fiercest, but there is more...
Hammerhead Shark

Hammerhead Shark

Hammerhead Shark – Family Sphyrnidae A hammerhead shark is any of the ten species that make up the Sphyrnidae family. This family belongs to the order Carcharhiniformes and has two genera: Eusphyra and Sphyrna, the first with one species and the latter with the...
Tiger Shark

Tiger Shark

  Photo taken by Albert Kok Tiger Shark – Galeocerdo cuvier It is the only living species of the genus Galeocerdo and is also known as sea tiger, but it should not be confused with another species called leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata). It is called...
Whale Shark

Whale Shark

Whale Shark – Rhincodon typus The whale shark is a giant of the oceans: the dimensions of its body gives it the title of the largest fish in the world and therefore, also the biggest shark. It is the only member of the genus Rhincodon. It belongs to the order...
Lemon Shark

Lemon Shark

Lemon Shark – Negaprion brevirostris The shallow waters of the oceans disguise this shark characterized by the yellowish color of its back. It was first described in 1868 and was called Hypoprion brevirostris, but later Hypoprion was changed to Negaprion. It is...
Mako Shark

Mako Shark

Mako Shark – Isurus oxyrinchus The shortfin mako shark also is known as the blue pointer and bonito shark. It is a fast speed-swimming shark that has been called “the peregrine falcon of the sharks” in allusion to the fastest bird in the world. It is...