The Atlantic Sharpnose Shark

The Atlantic Sharpnose Shark


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The Atlantic Sharpnose Shark belongs to the Carcharhinidae family. The average size of the Atlantic Sharpnose Shark is 90 to 99 cm. Their maximum size is 120 cm. In captivity it can live up to 4 years. The young are usually born in June. The Atlantic Sharpnose Shark can be fished all year round.
The Atlantic Sharpnose Shark has a long snout and labial furrows that surround its mouth. The triangular teeth with smooth edges are identical on the upper and lower jaws. The livery of the Atlantic Sharpnose Shark can be brown, olive grey or blue grey, turning white on its belly. Adults may have some white spots, and in smaller individuals the edges of the dorsal fins and caudal fin are often black.

The Atlantic Sharpnose Shark lifestyle

The Atlantic Sharpnose Shark feeds on shrimp, mollusks and small fish.
The Atlantic Sharpnose Shark reaches sexual maturity when it is about 83 cm long. The young are fed in the womb because this species is viviparous. Litters of 4 to 7 young are born in June in shallow waters or estuaries. Newborns are 22 to 35 cm long.

The Atlantic Sharpnose Shark habitat

During the summer, the Atlantic Sharpnose Shark is common in coastal waters at depths of 12 m or less. In winter, it is found at depths of more than 27 m.
This small shark is more commonly found in the coastal waters of South Carolina, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, where it lives all year round. Although its scientific name indicates that it lives off Newfoundland, the pointed nose shark has not been observed in these waters. In fact, this species is uncommon in Canadian waters. Its northern boundary is the Bay of Fundy, but even in this region the Atlantic Sharpnose Shark is rare.

The Atlantic Sharpnose Shark angling

The Atlantic Sharpnose Shark is abundant all year round. The Atlantic Sharpnose Shark is the most commonly caught species of shark. It is one of the few species of shark that does not have drastic fishing regulation. It does not have minimal size catch or maximum number of catch.
To catch the Atlantic Sharpnose Shark, we generally use fishing at anchor, in abundant scramble. This one attracts sharks to the surface. Then they are interested in a fish, dead or alive, fixed on a powerful hook. Once the fight has begun, you can stand, stand-up or sit, fixed to a combat chair, when it comes to large sharks.
Fights with the Atlantic Sharpnose Shark are always epic. They have the most complete range of natural weapons in the underwater world: powerful teeth, abrasive skin and vigorous swimming.

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