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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 ...

Carcharhinus falciformis :: Florida Museum of Natural History


Carcharhinus falciformis. Named for the silky look of its skin, the silky shark tends to be long and slender, with slightly shorter dorsal fin (top), and elongated ...

Silky Sharks, Carcharhinus falciformis ~ MarineBio.org


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

Carcharhinus falciformis (Silky Shark) - IUCN Red List


Silky Sharks are the most commonly caught species of shark in the purse seine fishery for ... Silky Sharks are taken as a target or bycatch of both commercial and  ...

The Silky Shark


Silky shark (from Latin Carcharhinus falciformis) belongs to the family of requiem sharks (Carcharhinidae) of order Carcharhiniformes. Like most of the requiem ...

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 - Animal Corner


The Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), is a large pelagic (found in open waters) shark of tropical and warm temperate seas. The Silky shark is found ...

Silky Shark - Pew Environment Group - The Pew Charitable Trusts


Jun 13, 2012 ... Silky sharks can be found in oceanic and coastal areas in tropical waters around the globe. They are both targeted and caught as bycatch and ...

Carcharhinus falciformis, Silky shark : fisheries - FishBase


A large, slim shark with a moderately long, flat and rounded snout, large eyes, small jaws, and oblique-cusped teeth with serrations; 2nd dorsal fin low and with  ...

Watch: Silky sharks allow diver to stroke their backs - UPI.com


Apr 29, 2016 ... A diver off the coast of Florida captured video of his encounter with a group of large silky sharks that allowed him to get close and even stroke ...

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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Learn Interesting Shark Facts About The Silky Shark - Shark Sider


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.

Silky shark videos, photos and facts - Carcharhinus falciformis ...


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

Open Ocean: Silky Shark - ReefQuest Centre for Shark Research


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 ...