• Angel Shark
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     Squatina squatina WHAT TO LOOK FOR 
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  • Bahamas Sawshark
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    Pristiophorus schroederi Sawsharks have a long and flat saw-like rostrum studded with teeth. They are small slender sharks with flattened heads and a pair or barbels ...
  • Basking Shark
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    Cetorhinus maximus   WHAT TO LOOK FOR A very large shark with a pointed snout, huge mouth and gill slits that almost encircle the head, strong lateral keels ...
  • Bigeye Thresher Shark
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    Alopias superciliosus Thresher sharks are readily identifiable by their extremely long whip-like tails — tails as long as their bodies. There are three species of thresher ...
  • Blacknose Shark
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    Carcharhinus acronotus WHAT TO LOOK FORThis shark is easily identifiable by the dark tip on its snout. No interdorsal ridge, but it has small pectoral fins, ...
  • Blacktip Reef Shark
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    Carcharhinus melanopterus  WHAT TO LOOK FOR A moderate-sized stocky brownish gray shark with a short, bluntly rounded snout; black and white on tips of first dorsal fin ...
  • Blacktip Shark
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    Carcharhinus limbatus WHAT TO LOOK FOR:All fins except anal fins are black tipped, and the shark has an interdorsal ridge. COLOR:Dark gray, blue gray or dusky bronze ...
  • Blue Shark
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    Prionace glauca WHAT TO LOOK FORThis shark is BLUE, and it is one of the most beautiful sharks. It is a slim, graceful shark with a ...
  • Bluegrey Carpet Shark
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    Heteroscyllium colcloughi WHAT TO LOOK FORThis is a small, stout shark. It has a pair of long barbels with a posterior hooked flap. Its short mouth ...
  • Bluntnose Sixgill Shark
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    Hexanchus griseus WHAT TO LOOK FOR:A stout shark with six gill slits. The shark has a short blunt snout and its single dorsal fin is set ...
  • Bramble Shark
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    Echnorhinus brucus WHAT TO LOOK FORA shark with thorns. Adults have large, greater than .4 inch sparsely and irregularly scattered whitish thorn-like denticles with ...
  • Broadnose Sevengill Shark
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    Notorynchus cepedianus WHAT TO LOOK FORA stout broad-headed, small-eyed shark with seven gill slits and a single dorsal fin situated far back on its body. COLORPale gray ...
  • Bronze Whaler Shark
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    Carcharhinus brachyurus (also known as a Copper shark)   WHAT TO LOOK FOR A large shark with a long moderately rounded broad snout, and a bulge at the base ...
  • Brown Shyshark
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    Haploblepharus fuscus WHAT TO LOOK FOR A small stocky shark with a broad head, and very large nostrils. Its greatly expanded anterior nasal flaps reach its mouth, ...
  • Bull Shark
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    Carcharhinus leucas WHAT TO LOOK FORA stocky heavy-bodied gray shark with a short bluntly-rounded snout. COLORGray with a faint white band on its flank. The fin tips ...
  • Caribbean Reef Shark
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    Carcharhinus perezi WHAT TO LOOK FORA large shark with a short bluntly-rounded snout, an interdorsal ridge, and no prominent markings on its fins. COLORGray brown to olive ...
  • Common Smoothhound
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    Common Smoothhound – Mustelus mustelus WHAT TO LOOK FORA large, fairly slender shark with a short head and snout, broad internarial, large close-set eyes, and an ...
  • Cookiecutter Shark
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    Isistius brasiliensis WHAT TO LOOK FOR A small cigar-shaped shark with a very short bulbous snout. The shark has suctorial lips, its dorsal fins are set far ...
  • Crocodile Shark
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    Pseudocharcharias kamoharai WHAT TO LOOK FOR These sharks have very distinctive small, slender-bodies with small fins, huge eyes, and long gill slits. COLOR Grey or grey-brown on their backs, ...
  • Dusky Shark
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    Carcharhinus obscurus WHAT TO LOOK FORA large gray shark with a short broadly rounded snout, no markings on its fins, and it has an interdorsal ridge. ...
  • Epaulette Shark
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    Hemiscyllium ocellatum   WHAT TO LOOK FOR This small shark was named for the large white-ringed black spot on its flank behind the pectoral fin. The shark also ...
  • Frilled Shark Frilled Shark – Chlamydoselachus anguineus WHAT TO LOOK FOR This shark has an elongated eel-shaped body, and a flattened snake-like head with a very short snout and ...
  • Galapagos Shark
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    Carcharhinus galapagensis WHAT TO LOOK FORA large fairly slender gray shark with a moderately broad rounded snout. The shark has no conspicuous markings on its ...
  • Goblin Shark
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    Mitsukurina owstoni WHAT TO LOOK FOR A pink shark with a soft, flabby body and an unmistakable flat, elongated snout. It has protrusable jaws, and a long ...
  • Gray Reef Shark
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    Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos WHAT TO LOOK FOR A medium-sized to large shark with a moderately long, broadly rounded snout and a black-edged caudal fin. COLOR Gray dorsal surface and a ...
  • Great Hammerhead Shark
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    Sphyrna mokarran WHAT TO LOOK FORHammer-shaped head with a nearly straight anterior margin. The first dorsal fin is very tall and falcate. COLOR Dark olive green to brownish ...
  • Great Lanternshark
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    Etmopterus princeps WHAT TO LOOK FOR A large stout shark, with a moderately long, broad tail and long gill slits. COLOR Blackish body. SIZE Mature females are approximately 2.1 ft [65 ...
  • Greenland Shark
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    Somniosus microcephalus WHAT TO LOOK FORA gigantic, heavy-bodied sleeper shark with a short, round snout, heavy cylindrical body, and small precaudal fins. It has rough skin ...
  • Gulper Shark
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    Centrophorus granulosus WHAT TO LOOK FOR This shark has a smooth skin (block-shaped denticles wide spaced but not overlapping). It has a rather short and thick snout, ...
  • Horn Shark Heterodontus francisci WHAT TO LOOK FORA small shark with a short, blunt head, ridges over its eyes, and two high dorsal fins with large spines. COLORBrown or ...
  • Kitefin Shark
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    Dalatias licha WHAT TO LOOK FORThis is a medium-sized cylindrical shark with a short, blunt snout, and thick, fringed lips. Its spineless dorsal fins originate behind ...
  • Lemon Shark
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    Negaprion brevirostris WHAT TO LOOK FOR:A big stocky short-nosed yellowish shark. Its dorsal fins are about the same size. COLORDark brown, olive or pale yellowish-brown above; yellowish ...
  • Leopard Shark
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    Triakis semifasciata WHAT TO LOOK FORA unique pattern of striking black saddle marks. The saddle-marks become light-centered in adults. COLOR Black, pale tan, to greyish, fading to whitish ...
  • Longfin Mako Shark
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    Isurus paucus WHAT TO LOOK FORThis shark’s snout is not a pointed as that of the shortfin mako shark. Its pectoral fins are as long as ...
  • Megamouth Shark
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    Megachasma pelagios  WHAT TO LOOK FORThis shark has an unmistakable large, long head with a short, rounded snout. It has a huge terminal mouth extending behind ...
  • Nurse Shark Ginglymostoma cirratum   WHAT TO LOOK FOR A large-headed shark with nasal barbels and dorsal fins about the same size.    COLOR Gray-brown, yellow brown or brown body. Juveniles may have ...
  • Oceanic Whitetip Shark
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    Carcharhinus longimanus WHAT TO LOOK FORA large shark with large rounded white-tipped fins. The shark has a high rounded first dorsal fin and very long paddle-shaped ...
  • Pacific Sharpnose Shark
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    Rhizoprionodon longurio WHAT TO LOOK FORThis is a very small shark with inconspicuous dusky fin edges. It has a long snout, snort labial furrows, small wide-spaced ...
  • Pacific Sleeper Shark
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    Somniosus pacificus WHAT TO LOOK FOR A giant sleeper shark with a short, rounded snout, heavy cylindrical body, and small precaudal fins. Its skin is rough and ...
  • Porbeagle
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    Lamna nasus WHAT TO LOOK FORThis is a heavy bodied shark with a short, conical snout, and long gill slits. It has a strong keel on ...
  • Pygmy Shark
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    Euprotomicrus bispinatus WHAT TO LOOK FOR This is thought (at present) to be the smallest shark in the sea. It is a tiny, cylindrical shark with a ...
  • Pyjama Shark
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    Poroderma africanum WHAT TO LOOK FORA small shark with unmistakable combination of striking longitudinal stripes, but no spots. It has prominent but short nasal barbels and ...
  • Salmon Shark
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    Lamna ditropis WHAT TO LOOK FORThis shark has a heavy body with a short, conical snout, and long gill slits. Its first dorsal fin has a ...
  • Sandtiger Shark
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    Carcharias taurus Also known as the Raggedtooth Shark (Africa) and the Grey Nurse Shark (Australia) WHAT TO LOOK FORA stocky shark with protruding snaggle teeth. The shark ...
  • Scalloped Hammerhead
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    Sphyrna lewini WHAT TO LOOK FOR A hammerhead shark with a large body and a broadly arched, narrow-bladed head with a central notch and two smaller lateral ...
  • Sharpnose Sevengill Shark
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    Heptranchias perlo WHAT TO LOOK FORThis shark has an acutely pointed head and seven pairs of gill slits. It has a narrow mouth and large eyes.   COLOR The ...
  • Sharptooth Lemon Shark
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    Negaprion acutidens WHAT TO LOOK FORA big, stocky shark with a broad, blunt snout, and both its dorsal fins are about the same size.   COLOR Yellowish.   SIZE When born, the ...
  • Shortfin Mako Shark
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    Isurus oxyrinchus WHAT TO LOOK FORA streamlined shark with a conical snout, long caudal keel and large crescentic caudal fin. COLORMetallic blue to dark gray above; ...
  • Silky Shark
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    Carcharhinus falciformis WHAT TO LOOK FORA large slim oceanic shark with a moderately long rounded snout and an interdorsal ridge. COLORDark brown to bronze above, white ...
  • Silvertip Shark
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    Carcharhinus albimarginatus WHAT TO LOOK FORA large shark with striking white tips and trailing edges on all fins. COLOR Dark grey, and sometimes bronze-tinged above, white below. SIZEWhen born, ...
  • Smooth Hammerhead Shark
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    Sphyrna zygaena WHAT TO LOOK FORA large hammerhead without a notch at the center of its curved head. COLOROlive-grey or dark grey-brown above, white below and the ...
  • Spinner Shark
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    Spinner Shark -Carcharhinus brevipinna WHAT TO LOOK FOR:SPINNER SHARK-Carcharhinus brevipinna A long and slender shark with a very pointed snout. The pectoral, anal and lower caudal fins ...
  • Spotted Wobbegong
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    Orectolobus maculatus WHAT TO LOOK FOR:A squat-bodied shark with a large flattened head and fleshy beard. COLOR:A well-camouflaged shark. It is pale with a meshwork of ...
  • Tawny Nurse Shark
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    Nebrius ferrugineus WHAT TO LOOK FORThis shark has fairly long barbels, a tiny spiracle. Its large first dorsal fin’s base is over its pelvic fin bases. ...
  • Tiger Shark
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    Galeocerdo cuvier WHAT TO LOOK FOR A large shark with an extremely wide, blunt snout and a caudal keel. COLOR Varies from brownish, olive, gray to black ...
  • Whale Shark
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    Rhincodon typus  WHAT TO LOOK FORA huge shark that looks like it was designed by Walt Disney. It has a broad, flat head, short snout, and ...
  • White Shark- Carcharodon carcharias Carcharodon carcharias   WHAT TO LOOK FOR A large shark with a heavy spindle-shaped body, conical snout, caudal keel and lunate caudal fin.    COLOR Slate brown to black ...
  • Whitespotted Bamboo Shark
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    Chiloscyllum plagiosum WHAT TO LOOK FORA small shark with spots. Its dorsal fins are straight or convex rear margins, and its anal fin is set very ...
  • Zebra Shark
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    Stegostoma fasciatum WHAT TO LOOK FORA large, slender shark with a large broad tail as long as its body. Its body has very distinct ridges and ...