Dusky Shark Jaws3D Model
The Dusky or Shovelnose shark (Carcharhinus obscurus) is large and is known to have the strongest bite of any shark. The Dusky shark is found in coastal and offshore waters. This species is continuing to decline, with shrinking area, extent, and quality of habitat and is considered to be vunerable according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species. The species has slow growth, late maturity and small litter sizes. Dusky sharks are impacted by human takes and consumption with its fins used for sharks-fin soup; and liver oil extracted for vitamins.
Accession #FSBC 3192 Length: 8.6 ft. 477 lbs. Male
The Florida Biodiversity Collections are used by scientists and students as guides as they identify animals collected during research, as sources for research material, or for educational exhibits.