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5 SHARK SPECIES USED FOR FINS


FAO Name

Scientific Name

Basking shark

Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus 1765)

Bigeye thresher

Alopias superciliosus (Lowe 1839)

Blue shark

Prionace glauca (Linnaeus 1758)

Bull shark

Carcharhinus leucas (Valenciennes 1839)

Creek whaler

Carcharhinus fitzroyensis (Whitley°1943)

Dusky shark

Carcharhinus obscurus (LeSueur 1818)

Great hammerhead

Sphyrna mokarran (Ruppell 1837)

Great white shark

Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus 1758)

Lemon shark

Negaprion brevirostris (Poey 1868)

Oceanic whitetip shark

Carcharhinus longimanus (Poey 1861)

Pelagic thresher

Alopias pelagicus Nakamura 1935

Porbeagle

Lamna nasus (Bonnaterre 1788)

Salmon shark

Lamna ditropis (Hubbs & Follett 1947)

Sandbar shark

Carcharhinus plumbeus (Nardo 1827)

Sandtiger shark

Eugomphodus taurus (Rafinesque 1810)

Scalloped hammerhead

Sphyrna lewini (Griffith & Smith 1834)

Shortfin mako

Isurus oxyrinchus (Rafinesque) 1809

Sicklefin lemon shark

Negaprion acutidens (Ruppell 1837)

Silky shark

Carcharhinus falciformis (Bibron 1839)

Smooth hammerhead

Sphyrna zygaena (Linnaeus 1758)

Snaggletooth shark

Hemipristis elongata (Klunzinger 1871)

Spinner shark

Carcharhinus brevipinna (Muller & Henle 1839)

Spot-tail shark

Carcharhinus sorrah (Valenciennes 1839)

Tawny nurse shark

Nebrius ferrugineus (Lesson 1830)

Thresher shark

Alopias vulpinus (Bonnaterre 1788)

Tiger shark

Galeocerdo cuvier (Peron & LeSueur 1822)

Tope shark

Galeorhinus galeus (Linnaeus 1758)

Whale shark

Rhincodon typus (Smith 1828)

Zebra shark

Stegostoma fasciatum (Hermann 1783)

Source: FAO “Sharks of the world”


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