Definition of Family Carcharhinidae
1. Noun. Largest family of living sharks; found worldwide especially in tropical waters; dorsal fin lacks spines: requiem sharks including tiger sharks and soupfin sharks.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Elasmobranchii, Selachii, Subclass Elasmobranchii, Subclass Selachii
Member holonyms: Requiem Shark, Carcharhinus, Genus Carcharhinus, Genus Negaprion, Negaprion, Genus Prionace, Prionace, Galeocerdo, Genus Galeocerdo, Galeorhinus, Genus Galeorhinus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Carcharhinidae
Literary usage of Family Carcharhinidae
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1. Red Sea Sharks by Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch (1999)
"Indeed all the sharks commonly referred to as grey or requiem sharks (the family Carcharhinidae) are viviparous, with the sole exception of the tiger shark ..."