Synonyms of 'Sharks'
angel shark, angelfish, or monkfishany of several sharks constituting the family Squatinidae, such as Squatina squatina, that have very large flattened pectoral fins and occur in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans basking shark, sailfish or (N.Z.) reremaia very large plankton-eating shark, Cetorhinus maximus, often floating at the sea surface: family Cetorhinidae blue pointer or (N.Z.) blue shark or blue whalera large shark, Isuropsis mako, of Australian coastal waters, having a blue back and pointed snout bronze whaler (Australian)a shark, Carcharhinus brachyurus, of southern Australian waters, having a bronze-coloured back carpet shark or (Austral.) wobbegongany of various sharks of the family Orectolobidae, having two dorsal fins and a patterned back, typically marked with white and brown cow shark or six-gilled sharkany large primitive shark, esp Hexanchus griseum, of the family Hexanchidae of warm and temperate waters dogfish or (Austral.) dog sharkany of several small spotted European sharks, esp Scyliorhinus canicula (lesser spotted dogfish): family Scyliorhinidae grey nurse sharka common greyish Australian shark, Odontaspis arenarius great white (shark)gummy (shark)hammerheadany shark of the genus Sphyrna and family Sphyrnidae, having a flattened hammer-shaped head makoany shark of the genus Isurus, esp I. glaucus of Indo-Pacific and Australian seas: family Isuridae nursehoundnurse sharkany of various sharks of the family Orectolobidae, such as Ginglymostoma cirratum of the Atlantic Ocean, having an external groove on each side of the head between the mouth and nostril porbeagle or mackerel sharkany of several voracious sharks of the genus Lamna, esp L. nasus, of northern seas: family Isuridae requiem sharkany shark of the family Carcharhinidae, occurring mostly in tropical seas and characterized by a nictitating membrane and a heterocercal tail. The family includes the tiger shark and the soupfin school shark (Australian)an Australian shark resembling the tope, Notogaleus australis seven-gill shark (Australian)shovelheada common shark, Sphyrna tiburo, of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, having a shovel-shaped head: family Sphyrnidae (hammerheads) soupfin or soupfin sharka Pacific requiem shark, Galeorhinus zyopterus, valued for its fins, which are used to make soup thrasher or thresher sharktiger sharka voracious omnivorous requiem shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, chiefly of tropical waters, having a striped or spotted body topea small grey requiem shark, Galeorhinus galeus, of European coastal waters whale sharka large spotted whalelike shark, Rhincodon typus, of warm seas, that feeds on plankton and small animals: family Rhincodontidae whaler sharka large voracious shark, Galeolamna macrurus, of E. Australian waters ▷ See shark
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Word List of Sharks from the Collins English Word Lists