Description: snout broadly rounded and short; first dorsal fin triangular and very high; poorly developed dermal ridge between dorsal fins; brown or gray in color with white underside; upper and lower teeth finely serrated.
Similar Fish: dusky shark, Carcharhinus obscurus; bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas.
Where found: NEARSHORE fish typically found at depths ranging from 60 to 200 feet.
Size: common to 6 feet.
*Florida Record: n/a
Remarks: both predator and scavanger; feeding chiefly near the bottom on fish and shellfish; migrates long distances; matures at about 6 feet in length.
* The Florida records quoted are from the Department of Environmental Protection's printed publication, Fishing Lines and are not necessarily the most current ones. The records are provided as only as a benchmark.
[Fish Identification] [Fishing in Indian River County]