CARCHARHINIDAE REQUIEM SHARKS
Requiem sharks are sharks of the family Carcharhinidae in the order Carcharhiniformes. They are migratory, live-bearing sharks of warm seas, sometimes of brackish or fresh water. Most species are viviparous, where the young are born fully developed. Requiem sharks are responsible for a large proportion of attacks on humans, among the top five species.
The name may be related to the French word for shark, requin, which is itself of disputed etymology. One derivation of the latter is from Latin requiem (“rest”), which would thereby create a cyclic etymology (requiem-requin-requiem), but other sources derive it from the verb reschignier (“to grimace while baring teeth”).