Sandbar Shark: Carcharhinus plumbeus
- Snout broadly rounded and short
- First dorsal fin triangular and very high
- Poorly developed dermal ridge between dorsal fins
- Brown or gray in color with white underside
- Upper and lower teeth finely serrated
Sandbar sharks are a nearshore fish typically found at depths
ranging from 60 to 200 feet.
These sharks are both predators and scavengers. Feeding
occurs chiefly near the bottom on fish and shellfish. Sandbar
sharks migrate long distances and they mature at about 6
feet in length.
This species is not currently eligible for a state record.
Fishing Tips and Facts:
Sandbar sharks are similar in appearance to the dusky
shark, Carcharhinus obscurus; and the bull shark,
Image Credit: Diane Rome Peebles