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Family: Lamnidae Mackerel sharks or white shark



(See list of species below)



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5 species (see list below)

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Photo by De Maddalena, A.

Cosmopolitan, mostly amph
Max. Length 594 cm TL
Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by De Maddalena, A.
 
Carcharodon carcharias
[Great white shark]

Photo by De Maddalena, A.

Cosmopolitan in temperate
Max. Length 445 cm TL
Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque, 1810

Photo by De Maddalena, A.
 
Isurus oxyrinchus
[Shortfin mako]

Photo by Montealegre-Quijano, S.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 427 cm TL
Isurus paucus Guitart, 1966

Photo by Montealegre-Quijano, S.
 
Isurus paucus
[Longfin mako]

Photo by Murch, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 305 cm TL
Lamna ditropis Hubbs & Follett, 1947

Photo by Murch, A.
 
Lamna ditropis
[Salmon shark]

Photo by Murch, A.

Circumglobal, amphitemper
Max. Length 350 cm TL
Lamna nasus (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Murch, A.
 
Lamna nasus
[Porbeagle]
5 Species of Family Lamnidae
(Mackerel sharks or white shark)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1758 Carcharodon carcharias Great white shark Cosmopolitan, mostly amph 594 TL
1810 Isurus oxyrinchus Shortfin mako Cosmopolitan in temperate 445 TL
1966 Isurus paucus Longfin mako Western Atlantic 427 TL
1947 Lamna ditropis Salmon shark North Pacific 305 TL
1788 Lamna nasus Porbeagle Circumglobal, amphitemper 350 TL



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