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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Orectolobiformes


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Order Orectolobiformes


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Members of this order are known as carpet sharks. The size of members in this order ranges from 1 foot to the 59-foot whale shark. They range in shape from the classic "shark" form to a thinner, more elongated form. They also vary widely in color and markings.
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