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Family: Lamnidae Mackerel sharks or white shark



(See list of species below)



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Carcharodon carcharias Great white shark Cosmopolitan, mostly amph 640 TL 1758
Isurus oxyrinchus Shortfin mako Cosmopolitan in temperate 445 TL 1810
Isurus paucus Longfin mako Western Atlantic 427 TL 1966
Lamna ditropis Salmon shark North Pacific 305 TL 1947
Lamna nasus Porbeagle Circumglobal, amphitemper 350 TL 1788



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