|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Carcharhinidae||Carcharhinus longimanus||(Poey)||1861||Oceanic Whitetip Shark|
All Carcharhinus — Upper labial folds short to rudimentary, almost vertical at mouth corners. Spiracles usually absent. Lateral keels usually absent. Second dorsal fin considerably smaller than first, height 0.2-0.5 times first dorsal-fin height. Midlength of first dorsal-fin base usually closer to pectoral-fin insertions than to pelvic-fin origins, sometimes equidistant between pectoral and pelvic-fin bases. No gill rakers. Back grey, blue-grey, or brownish. Preanal ridges very short or absent.
Unique Characters: Pectoral and first dorsal fins very broad distally and broadly rounded apically, only slightly tapering toward their apices. Most fin tips mottled white in adults, also black-tipped and with black dorsal saddle-marks on the caudal peduncle in juveniles. Interdorsal ridge present.
Similar Species: None.