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Large Coastal

Sandbar, Carcharhinus plumbeus - b/w line & info - pic & info - field key

Blacktip, Carcharhinus limbatus - b/w line - pic & info - field key
Bull, Carcharhinus leucas - b/w line - pic & info - field key
Great hammerhead, Sphyrna mokarran - b/w line - pic & info - field key
Lemon, Negaprion brevirostris - b/w line - pic & info - field key
Nurse, Ginglymostoma cirratum - b/w line - b/w line & info - pic & info - field key
Scalloped hammerhead, Sphyrna lewini - b/w line - b/w line & info - pic & info - field key
Silky, Carcharhinus falciformis - b/w line - b/w line & info - pic & info - field key
Smooth hammerhead, Sphyrna zygaena - b/w line - pic & info - field key
Spinner, Carcharhinus brevipinna - pic & info - field key
Tiger, Galeocerdo cuvier - b/w line - pic & info - field key

Pelagic

Blue, Prionace glauca - pic & info - field key
Oceanic whitetip, Carcharhinus longimanus - pic & info - field key
Porbeagle, Lamna nasus - b/w line - b/w line & info - pic & info - field key
Shortfin mako, Isurus oxyrinchus - b/w line - pic & info - field key
Thresher, Alopias vulpinus - b/w line & info - field key

Prohibited

Atlantic angel, Squatina dumeril - b/w line - b/w line & info - pic & info - field key
Basking, Cetorhinus maximus - b/w line - b/w line & info - pic & info - field key
Bigeye sand tiger, Odontaspis noronhai  - b/w line - b/w line & info 
Bigeye sixgill, Hexanchus nakamurai - pic & info - field key
Bigeye thresher, Alopias superciliosus - b/w line & info - pic & info - field key
Bignose, Carcharhinus altimus - pic & info - field key
Caribbean reef, Carcharhinus perezi - pic & info - field key
Caribbean sharpnose, Rhizoprionodon porosus - pic & info
Dusky, Carcharhinus obscurus - b/w line & info - pic & info - field key
Galapagos, Carcharhinus galapagensis - pic & info - field key
Longfin mako, Isurus paucus - b/w line & info - pic & info - field key
Narrowtooth, Carcharhinus brachyurus - pic & info
Night, Carcharhinus signatus - b/w line & info - pic & info - field key
Sand tiger, Carcharias taurus - pic & info - field key
Sevengill, Heptranchias perlo - b/w line & info - pic & info - field key
Sixgill, Hexanchus griseus - b/w line & info - pic & info - field key
Smalltail, Carcharhinus porosus - pic & info 
Whale, Rhincodon typus -b/w line & info - pic & info - field key
White, Carcharodon carcharias - b/w line - b/w line & info - pic & info - field key

Small Coastal

Atlantic sharpnose, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae - b/w line - pic & info - field key
Blacknose, Carcharhinus acronotus - b/w line - pic & info - field key
Bonnethead, Sphyrna tiburo - b/w line - pic & info - field key
Finetooth, Carcharhinus isodon - pic & info - field key

Dogfish

Spiny Dogfish, Squalus acanthias - b/w line - b/w line & info - pic & info  - field key
Smooth Dogfish, Mustelus canis- b/w line - pic & info - field key


Link to VIMS shark FAQs

Link to NOAA/NMFS Atlantic shark identification placard for anglers

Additional NOAA Sea Grant Atlantic shark identification placards: One and Two

Link to the regulation pertaining to sharks

 

 


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