Mitsukurina owstoni

Lamniformes

Lamniformes is an order of sharks, also known as mackerel sharks (which may also be used to refer to the sub-group of Lamniformes, Lamnidae). It includes some of the most familiar species of sharks, such as the great white shark, and some extremely rare types, such as the megamouth shark.

Characteristics of the order include: two dorsal fins, an anal fin, five gill slits, eyes without nictitating membrane, and mouth extending behind the eyes.

Classification

Family Alopiidae (thresher sharks)

Family Cetorhinidae (basking shark)

Family Lamnidae (mackerel sharks)

Family Megachasmidae (megamouth shark)

Family Mitsukurinidae (goblin shark)

Family Odontaspididae (Raggedtooths)

Family Pseudocarchariidae (crocodile shark)

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