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Old 04-28-2012, 12:29 AM   #1
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I thought at first it was an Atlantic Sharpnose, but I'm not so sure. Didn't get a good look at it's teeth either. No spots or markings on the body that I noticed. What do you guys think?

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nice catch man !!!!!
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:36 AM   #3
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Thanks.

Anyone got any ideas of want species?
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Alantic sharp nose aka Sand shark , I believe .
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I might go with the Atlantic Sharpnose, but it just looked too fat for one. And I think a Sand Shark is a different species all together, very recognizable teeth usually.
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Blacknose Shark, Carcharhinus acronotus. They are generally just sandy brown with almost zero markings other than a dusky-colored smudge under the snout. You can actually see it a little in the pic.

There actually isn't a species of shark with the common name "sand shark". On the East coast, Sand Tigers are often called that, but there is no mistaking a Sand Tiger.
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nice shark man! were did you catch it at? and what were you using for bait?
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I didn't notice the markings, but I was just pretty stoked to catch my first shark. Caught from Mexico Beach, on a 3x4" chunk of fresh mullet.
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I'm pretty certain it's a Spinner. Did a little more research on it and that's my best guess.
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That's no spinner, no black on his fins. I think that's a Blacknose.
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