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Finetooth Shark: Carcharhinus isodon

Appearance:

  • Body slender with long gill slits
  • Back is gray-blue, fading to a white belly
  • Teeth are finely pointed and smooth, similar in both jaws
  • Fins are unmarked (no spots, blotches or black edges or tips)
  • No interdorsal ridge

Similar Species: Blacktip shark, C. limbatus (has black tips on fins); spinner shark, C. brevipinna (has black tips on fins); and Atlantic sharpnose shark, R. terraenovae (spots on side and long upper labial furrows) 

Size: Up to 4 or 5 feet 

Habitat:

Coastal waters

Behavior:

Feed on small fishes and squid

Additional Information

Recreational Regulations


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



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