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The order Carcharhiniformes includes the largest number of shark species. Currently, eight families and more than 200 species are known. The group is widely distributed in tropical and temperate regions, from coastal regions to the continental slope. All species are treated in Compagno (1984), and Australian species in Last & Stevens (1994).


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
16-Apr-2012 16-Apr-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)