Every shark belongs to the classification Chondrichthyes which identifies them as cartilaginous fish, fish whose internal skeletons are comprised of flexible cartilage rather than bone.
Chondrichthyes consists of two groups, Holocephali and Elasmobranchii, and within Elasmobranchii are eight (8) orders of sharks. Each order tells us about the biology, physical characteristics and behavior of sharks in that order. Provided here are a number of sharks within each of the eight (8) orders.
Commercial fisheries targeting sharks exist throughout the world. Sharks are sought primarily for their fins (for shark fin soup) and their meat but also for their cartilage, liver and skin. Up to 73 million sharks are killed every year, according to an analysis of the Hong Kong shark fin trade.
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