Taxon profile


mackerel sharks
Lamnidae Müller & Henle, 1838

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Chondrichthyes - cartilaginous fishes »  order Lamniformes - mackerel sharks

Scientific synonyms


Other names

= white sharks

Included taxa

Number of records: 6

genus Carcharodon Smith, 1838
genus Isurus Rafinesque, 1810
genus Lamna Cuvier, 1816

Fossil taxa

genus Alopecias Canto, 1886
genus Oxyprinichthys Ameghino, 1901
genus Parotodus Cappetta, 1980

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [114380]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [] [as Lamnidae Müller & Henle, 1838]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019
EN Australian Faunal Directory [98f2c28d-ef81-429e-97ee-59a2f6284c95]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Lamnidae]
Data retrieved on: 21 January 2015
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2001): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 1. Sliznatky (Myxini), mihule (Cephalaspidomorphi), paryby (Chondrichthyes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 53 pp. [as Lamnidae]
Data retrieved on: 2 June 2013
EN Dyldin Y. V. (2015): Annotated checklist of the sharks, batoids and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii, Holocephali) from waters of Russia and adjacent areas, Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, 43: 40-91 [as Lamnidae Müller & Henle, 1838]
Data retrieved on: 19 November 2015
EN Sheiko B.A. (2013): On family-group names of extant fishes and fish-like vertebrates of the world, Explorations of the fauna of the seas. St. Petersburg: Zoological Institute RAS. Vol. 74 (82). P. 1–204. [as Lamnidae Bonaparte, 1837]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2019

Data source info

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase
[Data retrieved on: 12 May 2007]

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