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spinner shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna)
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spinner shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna)

Spinner shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna) from the Gulf of Mexico
Author SEFSC Pascagoula Laboratory; Collection of Brandi Noble, NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC

The spinner shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna) is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, named for the spinning leaps it makes as a part of its feeding strategy. This species occurs in tropical and warm temperate waters worldwide.
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Carcharhinus
Species: Carcharhinus brevipinna (J. P. Müller & Henle, 1839)
Aprionodon caparti Poll, 1951
Carcharhinus johnsoni Smith, 1951
Carcharias brevipinna Müller & Henle, 1839
Isogomphodon maculipinnis Poey, 1865
Longmania calamaria Whitley, 1944
Uranga nasuta Whitley, 1943

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