Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Species Profiles: Sharks

Learn about several common species of sharks found in Florida waters.

Blacktip Shark

Carcharhinus limbatus

Bonnethead Shark

Sphyrna tiburo

Bull Shark

Carcharhinus leucas

Great Hammerhead Shark

Sphyrna mokarran

Lemon Shark

Negaprion brevirostris

Nurse Shark

Ginglymostoma cirratum

Tiger Shark

Galeocerdo cuvier

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