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Carcharodon carchariasRequin Re"quin (r?"kw?n), n. [F., fr. reqiem a Mass sung for
the dead. See Requiem.] (Zo["o]l.)
The man-eater, or white shark (Carcharodon carcharias); --
so called on account of its causing requiems to be sung. Carcharodon carcharias or RondeletiShark Shark, n. [Of uncertain origin; perhaps through OF. fr.
carcharus a kind of dogfish, Gr. karchari`as, so called from
its sharp teeth, fr. ka`rcharos having sharp or jagged teeth;
or perhaps named from its rapacity (cf. Shark, v. t. & i.);
cf. Corn. scarceas.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of elasmobranch
fishes of the order Plagiostomi, found in all seas.
Note: Some sharks, as the basking shark and the whale shark,
grow to an enormous size, the former becoming forty
feet or more, and the latter sixty feet or more, in
length. Most of them are harmless to man, but some are
exceedingly voracious. The man-eating sharks mostly
belong to the genera Carcharhinus, Carcharodon, and
related genera. They have several rows of large sharp
teeth with serrated edges, as the great white shark
(Carcharodon carcharias, or Rondeleti) of tropical
seas, and the great blue shark (Carcharhinus glaucus)
of all tropical and temperate seas. The former
sometimes becomes thirty-six feet long, and is the most
voracious and dangerous species known. The rare
man-eating shark of the United States coast
(Charcarodon Atwoodi) is thought by some to be a
variety, or the young, of C. carcharias. The dusky
shark (Carcharhinus obscurus), and the smaller blue
shark (C. caudatus), both common species on the coast
of the United States, are of moderate size and not
dangerous. They feed on shellfish and bottom fishes.
2. A rapacious, artful person; a sharper. [Colloq.]
3. Trickery; fraud; petty rapine; as, to live upon the shark.
Baskin shark, Liver shark, Nurse shark, Oil shark,
Sand shark, Tiger shark, etc. See under Basking,
Liver, etc. See also Dogfish, Houndfish,
Notidanian, and Tope.
Gray shark, the sand shark.
Hammer-headed shark. See Hammerhead.
Port Jackson shark. See Cestraciont.
Shark barrow, the eggcase of a shark; a sea purse.
Shark ray. Same as Angel fish
(a), under Angel.
Thrasher shark, or Thresher shark, a large, voracious
shark. See Thrasher.
Whale shark, a huge harmless shark (Rhinodon typicus) of
the Indian Ocean. It becomes sixty feet or more in length,
but has very small teeth. Carcharodon RondeletiMan-eater Man"-eat`er, n. (Zo["o]l.)
One who, or that which, has an appetite for human flesh;
specifically, one of certain large sharks (esp. Carcharodon
Rondeleti); also, a lion or a tiger which has acquired the
habit of feeding upon human flesh.
Meaning of Carcharodon from wikipedia
is a genus
of sharks within
Lamnidae. The only extant member
of the genus
is the great white shark
- The great white shark
carcharias), also known
as the great
white, white shark
or "white pointer", is a species
of large mackerel shark
- of the family Lamnidae
and a close relative
of the great white shark
carcharias). However, it is now cl****ified into the extinct family
- Carcharodon hubbelli
is an extinct species
in the genus Carcharodon
from fossils found
in the Pisco Formation
- the great white
shark, a fact supported
by the transitional species Carcharodon
hubbelli, and most likely would
have been one of the major
- Neoregelia carcharodon
is a species
in the genus
Neoregelia. This species
to Brazil. Neoregelia
'Arching Star' Neoregelia
- 1939 Genus Carcharodon
Smith, 1838 Carcharodon carcharias
(Linnaeus, 1758) (great white
caif****ii Lawley, 1876 †Carcharodon
- Müller and Henle, 1838 Genus Carcharodon
A. Smith, 1838 Carcharodon carcharias
(Linnaeus, 1758) (great white
shark)  Carcharodon hubbelli
- naturalist Louis
Ag****iz first identified
as a species
in 1843. In 1906, Ameghino renamed
as C. chubutensis. In 1964...
- Spinosaurus. The genus Carcharodontosaurus
is named after
the shark genus Carcharodon
, itself composed
of the Gr**** karchar[os] (κάρχαρος, meaning
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