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can anyone identify this shark

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caught this the other day not sure what kind it is good fighter.

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tiny dorsal on that guy, someone will know...just not me.

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well i thought a dusky but the gill slits are way to close to the dorsal fin......i dont know

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Peterson Field Guide to Atlantic Coast Fishes:

"Dark bluish gray above, whitish below. Snout very long (longer than width of mouth) and pointed, almost v-shaped from below. 1st doral fin begins at a point behind pectoral fin. Low middorsal ridge present. Eye greenish. Upper teeth strongly angular, with nearly straight, smooth inner edge and deeply notched, coarsely serrated outer edge. Size: to 2.7 m (9 ft.). Range: Del., Bahamas, and sw. Fla to s. Brazil; also w. Africa. Habitat: Oceanic, entering clear waters along outer edge of reefs."

Sez it is similar to the silky shark. Illustration shows gill slits extending past the leading edge of the pectoral fin. Night shark is my best guess...

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