Apex Predators Program
28 Tarzwell Drive
Narragansett RI 02882-1152 USA
NEFSC Apex Predators Program
To about 5 ft (1.5 m).
- Head shovel-shaped, lacking indentation at midline, evenly rounded between eyes
- Back and sides often with scattered small dark spots
- Color gray, tan, or greenish above, paler below
- No interdorsal ridge
North Carolina to Brazil, including Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Rare to Rhode Island.
Warm, shallow coastal waters over sandy and muddy bottoms, coral reefs, and grass flats; common in bays and estuaries.
Text descriptions taken from:
Guide to Sharks, Tunas, & Billfishes
of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico