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Silky Shark
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes Family: Carcharhinidae Genus: Carcharhinus
Species: Carcharhinus falciformis
A large, slender shark, the silky is characterized by a moderately extended, rounded snout, a relatively sloping first dorsal fin with a blunt apex that originates behind the free margins of the pectoral fins, a small second dorsal... More »
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Silky shark


The Silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), also known by numerous names such as Blackspot shark, Grey whaler shark, Olive shark, Ridgeback shark, Sickle ...

Silky sharks swimming near surface - ARKive


A streamlined predator, the silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) gets its common name from its exceptionally smooth skin, which has an almost metallic tone.

Carcharhinus falciformis (Silky Shark)


The Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) has a generation period of 11 years and is significantly less resilient to fisheries than Blue Shark (Prionace glauca).

The Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) is a slender pelagic species with a short blunt dorsal fin and smooth silky skin. found worldwide in warm seas. It attains 11 feet in length. More »
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Silky Sharks, Carcharhinus falciformis ~ MarineBio.org


Find out what's known about Silky Sharks, Carcharhinus falciformis, Elasmobranchii, Carcharhiniformes, Carcharhinidae, including their world range and ...

ADW: Carcharhinus falciformis: INFORMATION


Silky sharks are found throughout the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans between 40°N latitude and 40°S latitude. They favor sub-tropical waters and are  ...

Silky Shark - Facts, Diet & Habitat Information


The Silky shark has a large 'typical' shark body, slender with 'silky' smooth skin which is smooth to the touch. It is brown-grey dorsally and white below with no ...

Open Ocean: Silky Shark


Open Ocean: the Blue Desert. Silky Shark. As our search for food and recreation pushes us ever farther into offshore waters, we are encountering Silky Sharks ...

Silky Shark Dive Florida Keys - YouTube


Jan 7, 2014 ... Diving with Silky Sharks in 200' water visibility with Florida Shark Diving. The sharks in the this video range from 4' - 7'. These sharks are a true ...

Popular Q&A
Q: Is a silky shark a freshwater or saltwater fish
A: The silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, is a species of requiem ... ...MORE... Read More »
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Q: What is the scientific name for silky shark.
A: Silky shark's scientific name is "Carcharhinus falciformis". Read More »
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Q: Is a great white sharks skin silky or rough?
A: a great whites skin is rough. Read More »
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FLMNH Ichthyology Department: Silky Shark


The silky shark, so named because its "smooth" hide (a result of densely packed dermal denticles) is also called the "net-eater shark" in the eastern Pacific ...

The Silky Shark - Cool Facts & Stats - SharkSider.com


The Silky Shark is pretty awesome. And yes, it has a very silky feel! But don't go touching this shark if you see one! Here's what to know about this shark.