FINETOOTH SHARK

Carcharhinus isodon

SIZE

To about 6 ft (1.8 m).

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

DISTRIBUTION

NY to FL, including Gulf of Mexico and Cuba. Rare north of NC.

HABITAT

Coastal; inshore shallow waters <20 ft (6 m).

SIMILAR SPECIES

Atlantic sharpnose shark has white spots on back and sides, second dorsal fin originating over or behind middle of anal fins. Blacktip shark and spinner shark have black-tipped fins. Blacknose shark has dusky blotch on tip of snout, yellow-green color.

MORE INFORMATION

Guide to Sharks, Tunas, & Billfishes of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.
Text descriptions taken from Guide to Sharks, Tunas, & Billfishes of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

Ichthyology at the Florida Museum of Natural History

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(File Modified Sep. 13 2011)