Blue Shark: Prionace glauca


  • Body slender with long narrow pectoral fins
  • Long sharply rounded snout, longer than width of mouth
  • Body color is blue, fading to a white belly
  • First dorsal fin starts well behind the pectoral fin
  • No interdorsal ridge

Similar Species: Shortfin mako, I. oxyrinchus (tail in shape of crescent moon) 

Size: Up to 12.5 feet 


Found mostly in offshore oceanic waters


Feed on a variety of fishes, small sharks and squid

Additional Information

Recreational Regulations

Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles

FWC Facts:
In order to stick to plants, larval spotted gar have suction snouts that later become the long, teeth-filled snout.

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