Apex Predators Program
28 Tarzwell Drive
Narragansett RI 02882-1152 USA
NEFSC Apex Predators Program
To about 9 ft (2.7 m).
- Eyes large and green
- Snout long and pointed
- First dorsal fin small, originating over or behind free tips of pectoral fins
- Teeth smooth-edged or finely serrated; upper teeth with increasingly oblique cusps, pronounced notch on outer margins with 2-5 coarse serrations
- Color grayish-blue above, sometimes with small black spots; grayish-white below
- Interdorsal ridge
Delaware to Florida, including Straits of Florida, Cuba, and Gulf of Mexico.
Offshore on or along outer continental and insular shelves; in waters 164-328 ft (50-100 m) or deeper (to 1,968 ft [600 m]).
Text descriptions taken from:
Guide to Sharks, Tunas, & Billfishes
of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico