- Body is slender, brown to olive-gray on back, fading to a whitish belly
- Snout is long and sharply rounded
- Very long upper labial furrow (groove around the lips)
- Dorsal and caudal fins with black edges, especially in juveniles
- First dorsal fin starts well behind pectoral fin
- Second dorsal fin starts over the middle of the anal fin
- Adults may have small white spots on sides
- No interdorsal ridge
Similar Species: Blacknose shark, C. acronotus (has dark snout tip)
Size: Up to 4 feet
Coastal waters; can be found near the surf zone; common in bays and estuaries.
Adults also found offshore.
Adults mature between 2 and 2.75 feet long. Feeds on small fishes and invertebrates.