Carcharias

noun
Car·​char·​i·​as | \kärˈka(a)rēəs\

Definition of Carcharias 

1 : the type and sole recent genus of Carchariidae that comprises the common sand sharks

2 in some classifications : a genus of sharks variously limited especially : one coextensive with the genus Carcharhinus

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History and Etymology for Carcharias

New Latin, from Greek karcharias, a shark, from karcharos sawlike, jagged; akin to Sanskrit khara harsh, rough

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