Squalomorphii (squalomorph sharks)

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Families found in Southern Africa

Order: Hexanchiformes (cow sharks)

 
 

Chlamydoselachidae (frilled sharks)

Only one species recorded in southern Africa: Chlamydoselachus sp. nov (Southern African frilled shark)

 
 

Family: Hexanchidae (cow sharks)

 

Order: Squaliformes

 
 

Echinorhinidae (bramble sharks)

Only one species recorded in southern Africa : Echinorhinus brucus (Bramble shark)

 
 

Squalidae (dogfish sharks)

 
 

Centrophoridae (gulper sharks)

 
 

Etmopteridae (lantern sharks)

 
 

Somniosidae (sleeper sharks)

 
 

Oxynotidae (roughsharks)

Only one species recorded in southern Africa : Oxynotus centrina (Flatiron shark)

 
 

Dalatiidae (kitefin sharks)

 

Text by Leonard J.V. Compagno, David A. Ebert and Malcolm J. Smale


  Iziko Museums of Cape Town, 2008

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