Main Shark Species Index
- Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)
It is perhaps the most famous of all Selachimorpha in the world. With a controversial cultural presence in the mind of humans, Carcharodon carcharias is a vital predator for the ecological balance of the seas and oceans.
- Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Its name comes from the fact that it has dark stripes down its body. The tiger shark is a master of the tropical and subtropical waters of the world, because when looking for food, it is capable of feeding on almost anything.
- Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus)
The whale shark is the largest known fish. It feeds on plankton, and it has a length up to 12 meters. It is very peaceful and tolerant with the humans.
- Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas)
Carcharhinus leucas is a short, sturdy fish that live in saltwater but visits bodies of freshwater. Its level of aggressiveness makes it one of the most dangerous and respectable species for humans.
- Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrnidae family)
Hammerhead sharks are a family of sharks with ten species easily identified by their peculiar T-shaped head allowing them to have a 360-degree vision. This capability gives them a significant advantage when hunting their prey.
- Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni)
Its prehistoric appearance resembles those animals that populated the Earth millions of years ago. Mitsukurina owstoni is not easy to observe as it prefers to dwell at depths of 1300 meters.
- Mako Shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)
It is not the largest, but it is, by far, the fastest shark. Isurus oxyrinchus is a skilled predator with incredible energy, to the extent of jumping out of the water with the possibility of falling on small boats.
- Blue Shark (Prionace glauca)
The Blue Shark is a carnivorous predator that has a notable preference for cephalopods, which are indispensable in their diet. It features a very aerodynamic body shape.
- Lemon Shark (Negaprion brevirostris)
Named after the green-yellow color that features in the upper part of its body, the lemon shark presence is very common in shallow waters of the Caribbean and parts of Africa, places where the environment is tropical.
- Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus)
It is the second largest shark in the world and has one of the most strange and fascinating jaws of the animal kingdom. Despite having such fearsome characteristics, Cetorhinus maximus is not a dangerous creature for humans and feed only on plankton.
- Megamouth Shark (Megachasma pelagios)
It is an exotic and primitive species that feed on plankton. The megamouth shark is hard to study because it was discovered in 1976 and has been seen only 55 times in history, so the information about its life cycle is scarce, but it is believed to dwell in Hawaii, Brazil, and Indonesia.
- Prehistoric Sharks
Sharks know the Earth better than anyone else because they have lived here before the arrival of the dinosaurs. As expected, their physical appearance was very different from those we know today.