The species represented are from the Carcharhinidae
family including grey shark (C.
The tiger shark is an aplacental species, differing from most of the members of the Carcharhinidae
that nourish their young through a placental connection.
More importantly, although primarily a coastal species (Conrath, 2005; Conrath and Musick, 2008), the sandbar shark is a member of the Family Carcharhinidae
(requiem sharks), which includes many of the other shark species that frequently interact with pelagic longline gear (Mandelman et al.
14 Unidentifiable Elasmobranchs Carcharhinidae
Prionace glauca Squalidae Squalus acanthias 0.
These included 34 species from 10 families, with the family Carcharhinidae
Sargassum Taxon NN (95) NL (42) DN (18) Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus falciformis Ophichthidae Ahlia egmontis * 4 (270-410) Clupeidae Clupea harengus Gonostomatidae Cyclothone sp.
Utilisation of a tropical bay as a nursery area by sharks of the families Carcharhinidae
Scientific name Common name Abbreviation Carcharhinidae
Carcharinus acronotus Blacknose shark Cac Carcharinus amblyrhynchos Grey reef shark Cal Carcharinus falciformis Silky shark Cfa Carcharinus leucas Bull shark Cle Carcharinus limbatus Blacktip shark Cli Carcharinus longimanus Oceanic whitetip shark Clo Carcharinus obscurus Dusky shark Cob Carcharinus plumbeus Sandbar shark Cpl Galeocerdo cuuier Tiger shark Gcu Prionace glauca Blue shark Pgl Rhizoprionodon taylori Australian sharpnose shark Rta Sphyrnidae Sphyrna lewini Scalloped hammerhead shark Sle Triakidae Galeorhinus galeus Soupfin shark Gga Lamnidae Isurus oxyrinchus Mako shark Iox Alophiidae Alopias superciliosus Bigeye thresher shark Asu Squatinidae Squalus acanthias Spiny dogfish Sac Squaluss mitsukurii Shortspine spurdog Smi