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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Lamnidae Mackerel sharks or white shark

Genus: Lamna

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2 species
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North Pacific
Max. Length 305 cm TL
Lamna ditropis Hubbs & Follett, 1947

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Lamna ditropis
[Salmon shark]



Circumglobal, amphitemper
Max. Length 350 cm TL
Lamna nasus (Bonnaterre, 1788)

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Lamna nasus
[Porbeagle]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lamna ditropis Salmon shark North Pacific 305 TL 1947
Lamna nasus Porbeagle Circumglobal, amphitemper 350 TL 1788



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