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Lemon Shark: Negaprion brevirostris

Appearance:

  • Snout bluntly rounded, shorter than width of mouth
  • Back is yellowish-green, brown or olive-gray, fading to a white belly
  • First and second dorsal fins are nearly equal in size
  • No interdorsal ridge

Similar Species: Bull shark, C. leucas (first and second dorsal fins are unequal in size); nurse shark, G. cirratum (has nasal barbels)

Size: Up to 10.5 feet 

Habitat:

Coastal waters, including nearshore and in estuaries 

Behavior:

Feeds on fishes, invertebrates, small sharks, rays and occasionally on sea birds; may enter freshwater

Additional Information

Recreational Regulations


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



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