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 Interactive Journey through the Orders of Sharks

No
anal fin
Flat body, raylike, mouth in front Squatiniformes > Angel sharks
Squatiniformes
Not raylike Long snout,
sawlike
Pristiophoriformes > Saw sharks
Pristiophoriformes
Short snout,
not sawlike
Squaliformes > Dogfish sharks
Squaliformes
With
anal fin
5 gill slits 2 dorsal fins Dorsal fins
without spines
Mouth
behind
eyes
Nickhaut

Nicitating membrane
Carcharhiniformes > Ground sharks
Carcharhiniformes
Auge
No nicitating membrane
Lamniformes > Mackerel sharks
Lamniformes
Mouth in front of eyes Orectolobiformes > Carpet sharks
Orectolobiformes
Dorsal fins with spines     Dorn Heterodontiformes > Bullhead sharks
Heterodontiformes
 6-7 gill slits     7 Kiemen Hexanchiformes > Frilled and cow sharks
Hexanchiformes

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