Shark and Ray Encyclopedia

Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Just one of the many sharks @ CoralRealm

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CoralRealm Sharks and Rays
Common Name Scienctific Name
SPOTTED EAGLE RAY AETOBATUS NARINARI
PELAGIC THRESHER SHARK ALOPIAS PELAGICUS
ORANGESPOTTED CATSHARK ASYMBOLUS SP.
GULF CATSHARK ASYMBOLUS VINCENTI
CORAL CATSHARK ATELOMYCTERUS MARMORATUS
COLCLOUGHS SHARK BRACHAELURUS COLCLOUGHI
BLIND SHARK BRACHAELURUS WADDI
BLACKNOSE SHARK CARCHARHINUS ACRONOTUS
SILVERTIP SHARK CARCHARHINUS ALBIMARGINATUS
GRAY REEF SHARK CARCHARHINUS AMBLYRHYNCHOS
BRONZE WHALER SHARK CARCHARHINUS BRACHYURUS
SILKY SHARK CARCHARHINUS FALCIFORMIS
GALAPAGOS SHARK CARCHARHINUS GALAPAGENSIS
BULL SHARK CARCHARHINUS LEUCAS
SMALL BLACKTIP SHARK CARCHARHINUS LIMBATUS
OCEANIC WHITETIP SHARK CARCHARHINUS LONGIMANUS
OCEANIC WHITETIP SHARK CARCHARHINUS LONGIMANUS
BLACKTIP REEF SHARK CARCHARHINUS MELANOPTERUS
DUSKY SHARK CARCHARHINUS OBSCURUS
CARIBBEAN REEF SHARK CARCHARHINUS PEREZI
SANDBAR SHARK CARCHARHINUS PLUMBEUS
SANDTIGER SHARK CARCHARIAS TAURUS
GREAT WHITE SHARK CARCHARODON CARCHARIAS
GREAT WHITE SHARK CARCHARODON CARCHARIAS
PORTUGUESE DOGFISH CENTROSCYMNUS COELOLEPIS
LONGNOSE VELVET DOGFISH CENTROSCYMNUS CREPIDATER
DRAUGHTSBOARD SHARK CEPHALOSCYLLIUM ISABELLUM
WHITEFIN SWELL SHARK CEPHALOSCYLLIUM SP. A
BLOTCHY SWELL SHARK CEPHALOSCYLLIUM UMBRATILE
SWELL SHARK CEPHALOSCYLLIUM VENTRIOSUM
ARABIAN BAMBOO SHARK CHILOSCYLLIUM ARABICUM
GRAY BAMBOO SHARK CHILOSCYLLIUM GRISEUM
WHITESPOTTED BAMBOO SHARK CHILOSCYLLIUM PLAGIOSUM
BROWNBANDED BAMBOO SHARK CHILOSCYLLIUM PUNCTATUM
FRILL SHARK CHLAMYDOSELACHUS ANGUINEUS
SEAL SHARK DALATIAS LICHA
SOUTHERN STINGRAY DASYATIS AMERICANA
SMOOTH STINGRAY DASYATIS BREVICAUDATA
BLUESPOTTED MASKRAY DASYATIS KUHLII
BLUNTNOSE STINGRAY DASYATIS SAY
OMAN MASKED RAY DASYATIS SP.
BIRDBEAK SHARK DEANIA CALCEA
BULLS-EYE ELECTRIC RAY DIPLOBATUS OMMATA
SOUTHERN LANTERN SHARK ETMOPTERUS GRANULOSUS
TASSELED WOBBEGONG EUCROSSORHINUS DASYPOGON
TIGER SHARK GALEOCERDO CUVIER
SCHOOL SHARK GALEORHINUS GALEUS
NURSE SHARK GINGLYMOSTOMA CIRRATUM
FREYCINETS EPAULETTE SHARK HEMISCYLLIUM FREYCINETI
HALLSTROMS EPAULETTE SHARK HEMISCYLLIUM HALLSTROMI
EPAULETTE SHARK HEMISCYLLIUM OCELLATUM
HOODED EPAULETTE SHARK HEMISCYLLIUM STRAHANI
SPECKLED EPAULETTE HEMISCYLLIUM TRISPECULARE
SHARPNOSE SEVENGILL SHARK HEPTRANCHIAS PERLO
HORN SHARK HETERODONTUS FRANCISCI
CRESTED BULLHEAD SHARK HETERODONTUS GALEATUS
JAPANESE BULLHEAD SHARK HETERODONTUS JAPONICUS
MEXICAN BULLHEAD HETERODONTUS MEXICANUS
PORT JACKSON SHARK HETERODONTUS POTUSJACKSONI
GALAPAGOS BULLHEAD SHARK HETERODONTUS QUOYI
BLUNTNOSE SIXGILL SHARK HEXANCHUS GRISEUS
BLUNTNOSE SIXGILL SHARK HEXANCHUS GRISEUS
PINK WHIPTAIL HIMANTURA FAI
SHORTTAILED ELECTRIC RAY HYPNOS MONOPTERYGIUM
SHORTFIN MAKO ISURUS OXYRINCHUS
MANTA RAY MANTA BIROSTRIS
MEGAMOUTH MEGACHASMA PELAGIOS
BENTFIN DEVIL RAY MOBULA THURSTONI
LESSER ELECTRIC RAY NARCINE BRASILIENSIS
CORTEZ ELECTRIC RAY NARCINE ENTEMEDOR
TASMANIAN NUMBFISH NARCINE TASMANIENSIS
JAPANESE NUMBFISH NARKE JAPONICA
TAWNY NURSE SHARK NEBRIUS FERRUGINEUS
SICKLEFIN LEMON SHARK NEGAPRION ACUTIDENS
LEMON SHARK NEGAPRION BREVIROSTRIS
BROADNOSE SEVENGILL SHARK NOTORHYNCHUS CEPEDIANUS
SMALLTOOTH SANDTIGER ODONTASPIS FEROX
JAPANESE WOBBEGONG ORECTOLOBUS JAPONICUS
SPOTTED WOBBEGONG ORECTOLOBUS MACULATUS
ORNATE WOBBEGONG ORECTOLOBUS ORNATUS
WESTERN WOBBEGONG ORECTOLOBUS SP.
WARDS WOBBEGONG ORECTOLOBUS WARDI
PRICKLY DOGFISH OXYNOTUS BRUNIENSIS
RUSTY CARPET SHARK PARASCYLLIUM FERRUGINEUM
NECKLACE CARPET SHARK PARASCYLLIUM VARIOLATUM
FEATHERTAIL STINGRAY PASTINACHUS SEPHEN
THORNBACK RAY PLATYRHINOIDIS TRISERIATA
BLUE SHARK PRIONACE GLAUCA
COMMON SAWSHARK PRISTIOPHORUS CIRRATUS
WHALE SHARK RHINCODON TYPUS
ATLANTIC GUITARFISH RHINOBATOS LENTIGINOSUS
GRAYSPOT GUITARFISH RHINOBATOS LEUCOSPILUS
SHOVELNOSE GUITARFISH RHINOBATOS PRODUCTUS
GIANT SHOVELNOSE RAY RHINOBATOS TYPUS
PACIFIC COWNOSE RAY RHINOPTERA STEINDACHNERI
SCALLOPED HAMMERHEAD SHARK SPHYRNA LEWINI
GREAT HAMMERHEAD SHARK SPHYRNA MOKARRAN
BONNETHEAD SHARK SPHYRNA TIBURO
GOLDEN HAMMERHEAD SPHYRNA TUDES
SMOOTH HAMMERHEAD SHARK SPHYRNA ZYGAENA
SPINY DOGFISH SQUALUS ACANTHIAS
SHORTNOSE SPURDOG SQUALUS MEGALOPS
SHORTSPINE SPURDOG SQUALUS MITSUKURII
AUSTRALIAN ANGEL SHARK SQUATINA AUSTRALIS
PACIFIC ANGEL SHARK SQUATINA CALIFORNICA
JAPANESE ANGEL SHARK SQUATINA JAPONICA
ZEBRA SHARK STEGOSTOMA VARIUM
COBBLERS WOBBEGONG SUTORECTUS TENTACULATUS
BLUESPOTTED RIBBONTAIL RAY TAENIURA LYMMA
MARBLED RIBBONTAIL RAY TAENIURA MEYENI
BLACKSPOTTED TORPEDO RAY TORPEDO FUSCOMACULATA
MARBLED TORPEDO RAY TORPEDO MARMORATA
ATLANTIC TORPEDO RAY TORPEDO NOBILIANA
PANTHER TORPEDO RAY TORPEDO PANTHERA
SPOTTED TORPEDO RAY TORPEDO SINUSPERSICI
OCELLATED TORPEDO RAY TORPEDO SP.1
CARIBBEAN TORPEDO RAY TORPEDO SP.2
WHITETIP REEF SHARK TRIAENODON OBESUS
LEOPARD SHARK TRIAKIS SEMIFASCIATA
STRIPED STINGAREE TRYGONOPTERA OVALIS
SPARESLY-SPOTTED STINGAREE TRYGONOPTERA PAUCIMACULATUS
KAPALA STINGAREE TRYGONOPTERA SP.
COMMON STINGAREE TRYGONOPTERA TESTACEA
EASTERN FIDDLER RAY TRYGONORRHINA SP.
BULLSEYE STINGRAY UROBATIS CONCENTRICUS
ROUND STINGRAY UROBATIS HALLERI
YELLOW STINGRAY UROBATIS JAMAICENSIS
CORTEZ ROUND STINGRAY UROBATIS MACULATUS
PORCUPINE RAY UROGYMNUS AFRICANUS
SEPIA STINGAREE UROLOPHUS AURANTIACUS
BANDED STINGAREE UROLOPHUS CRUCIATUS
SPOTTED STINGAREE UROLOPHUS GIGAS
SHORTNOSED GUITARFISH ZAPTERYX BREVIROSTRIS
BANDED GUITARFISH ZAPTERYX EXASPERATA
CoralRealm Deep Sea Sharks
OCEANIC WHITETIP SHARK CARCHARHINUS LONGIMANUS
GREAT WHITE SHARK CARCHARODON CARCHARIAS
MEGAMOUTH MEGACHASMA PELAGIOS
ALLENS SLEEPER GOBY VALENCIENNEA ALLENI
ORANGESPOTTED CATSHARK ASYMBOLUS SP.
COMMON SAWSHARK PRISTIOPHORUS CIRRATUS
SHORTNOSE SPURDOG SQUALUS MEGALOPS
SHARPNOSE SEVENGILL SHARK HEPTRANCHIAS PERLO
SHORTSPINE SPURDOG SQUALUS MITSUKURII
PRICKLY DOGFISH OXYNOTUS BRUNIENSIS
BIRDBEAK SHARK DEANIA CALCEA
SEAL SHARK DALATIAS LICHA
LONGNOSE VELVET DOGFISH CENTROSCYMNUS CREPIDATER
BLUNTNOSE SIXGILL SHARK HEXANCHUS GRISEUS
FRILL SHARK CHLAMYDOSELACHUS ANGUINEUS
SOUTHERN LANTERN SHARK ETMOPTERUS GRANULOSUS
PORTUGUESE DOGFISH CENTROSCYMNUS COELOLEPIS
WHITEFIN SWELL SHARK CEPHALOSCYLLIUM SP. A
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