Family Odontaspididae - Sand tigers
  Order
:
Odontaspididae
  Class
:
Elasmobranchii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 2 | Species : 4 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
upper   Cretaceous    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, cool temperate to tropical. Gill openings all in front of pectoral fin, relatively large but not extending onto dorsal surface of head; eyes relatively small; caudal peduncle without a lateral keel; caudal fin asymmetrical with relatively short ventral lobe. Ovoviviparous, embryos feeding on yolk sac and other ova produced by the mother (Ref. 50449), except Carcharias taurus. Maximum length 3.6 m.
  Etymology
:
Greek, odous = tooth, teeth + Greek, aspidos = wide shield ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
bearers
  Typical activity level
:
normal
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Odontaspididae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Odontaspis ferox (Risso, 1810)
acceptedseniornew
Squalus ferox Risso, 1810
synonymseniororiginal
Carcharias ferox (Risso, 1810)
synonymseniornew
Odontaspis herbsti Whitley, 1950
synonymjuniororiginal
Carcharias taurus (non Rafinesque, 1810)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Odontaspis noronhai (Maul, 1955)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Carcharias taurus Rafinesque, 1810
acceptedseniororiginal
Carcharhinus taurus (Rafinesque, 1810)
synonymseniornew
Eugomphodus taurus (Rafinesque, 1810)
synonymseniornew
Odontaspis taurus (Rafinesque, 1810)
synonymseniornew
! Charcharias taurus Rafinesque, 1810
synonymseniororiginal
Squalus americanus Mitchill, 1815
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
Odontaspis americanus (Mitchill, 1815)
synonymjuniornew
Squalus littoralis Lesueur, 1818
synonymjuniororiginal
Carcharias littoralis (Lesueur, 1818)
synonymjuniornew
Squalus macrodus Mitchill, 1818
synonymjuniororiginal
Carcharias griseus Ayres, 1843
synonymjuniororiginal
Odontaspis cinerea Ramsay, 1880
synonymjuniororiginal
Lamna ecarinata Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1899
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Odontaspis arenarius (Ogilby, 1911)
synonymjuniornew
! Carcharias arenarias Ogilby, 1911
synonymjuniororiginal
Carcharias owstoni Garman, 1913
synonymjuniororiginal
Squalus lixa LarraƱaga, 1923
ambiguousotheroriginal
Odontaspis platensis Lahille, 1928
synonymjuniororiginal
Carcharias platensis (Lahille, 1928)
synonymjuniornew
Odontaspis ferox (non Risso, 1810)
misappliedmisappliednew
Carcharias tricuspidatus (non Day, 1878)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
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