Atlantic Sharpnose Shark: Rhizoprionodon terraenovae
- The snout is flattened and long
- White trailing edge of pectoral
- Dorsal and caudal fins are black-edged, especially when young
- May have small whitish spots on sides
- Furrows in lips at the corners of the mouth
- Outer margin of teeth are notched
- Second dorsal fin originates over middle of anal fin
- Slender bodies are brown to olive-gray in color with a white underside
Inshore species, even found in surf. These sharks are also common in bays and estuaries. Adults occur offshore.
mature adults between 2 and 2.75 feet long; 4-7 newborns range from 9 to 14 inches in length; adults feed on small fish and crustaceans.
State Record: This species is not currently eligible for a state record.
Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles