This order represents a very diverse group with respect to size and shapes. It consists of 7 families and 13 genera comprising 34 species.
Carpet sharks have barbels and spiracles, holes located behind their eyes, to suck in water. This order consists of 5 families with more than 30 species. Assorted members of this group include species such as whale sharks, nurse sharks, and zebra sharks.
Typical species of the order of "Carpetsharks":