The FAO Species Catalogue, Volume 4 Parts 1 and 2 (1984) is a superb reference for information on extant sharks. I have prepared this quick reference for those who do not have it at their fingertips. Certain species may have been reassigned since its publication, but it still remains very useful.

FAO OnLine Species Pages

A few species pages have been placed on the FAO server and are well worth a visit.

Squalus acanthias
Somniosus microcephalus
Squatina squatina
Rhincodon typus
Carcharias taurus
Alopias vulpinus
Cetorhinus maximus
Carcharodon carcharias
Lamna nasus
Isurus oxyrinchus
      Furgaleus macki
Galeorhinus galeus
Mustelus schmitti
Triakis semifasciata
Carcharhinus falciformis
Carcharhinus obscurus
Carcharhinus plumbeus
Carcharhinus signatus
Prionace glauca
Sphyrna lewini

1984 FAO Species List

This page lists orders, families and genera. The links found on this page will provide the reader with access to the the species list (and not to outside sources unless noted).