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Search for shark names in the Shark Database

In this section of the database you can search for sharks and their exact description. The search includes scientific names, scientific synonyms, German, English, French and Spanish names.


The Shark Database contains a total of 2383 shark names. Of these are:

  • 681 English names
  • 560 German names
  • 279 French names
  • 293 Spanish names
  • 539 scientific names
  • 31 scientific synonyms

You can enter a shark name or a part of it here, using at least 3 characters.

Please don't use any special characters such as ".-\/%&*+()[]" or similar.


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