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Atlantic Hagfish
Myxine limosa (Myxine glutinosa)

Hagfish lack bones, paired fins, and a true jaw. The hagfish skeleton is composed of cartilage, the … read more

Sea Lamprey
Petromyzon marinus

The sea lamprey is very primitive fish resembling fossil records that are over 340 million years old… read more

Bluntnose Sixgill Shark
Hexanchus griseus

Skin color ranges from tan to brown, or as dark as black. It has a light colored lateral line down t… read more

Nurse Shark
Ginglymostoma cirratum

Elongated body, yellow-brown to grey-brown in color, darker above. Moderately long barbels, mouth w… read more

Whale Shark
Rhincodon typus

Capacious mouth which can be up to 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) wide and can contain between 300 and 350 rows… read more

Great White Shark
Carcharodon carcharias

The great white shark has a robust large conical snout. The upper and lower lobes on the tail fin ar… read more

Shortfin Mako Shark
Isurus oxyrinchus

The shortfin mako is sleek and spindle-shaped with a long conical snout. Mako sharks have a more hyd… read more

Basking Shark
Cetorhinus maximus

Coloration is highly variable, commonly dark brown to black or blue dorsally fading to a dull white … read more

Tiger Shark
Galeocerdo cuvier

One of the largest sharks in existence, considered second most dangerous to humans, next to great wh… read more

Smooth Dogfish
Mustelus canis

Olive grey or brown, and may have shades of yellow or grayish white. Slender, small with separated d… read more

Blue Shark
Prionace glauca

Elongated and fusiform, narrowly rounded with long snout, round eyes, and nictitating membrane. Serr… read more

Leopard Shark
Triakis semifasciata

Moderately stout body, with short, rounded snout and triangular flaps of skin in front of the nares.… read more

Scalloped Hammerhead
Sphyrna lewini

Also known as the bronze, kidney-headed or southern hammerhead, most common of all hammerheads. Colo… read more

Spiny Dogfish
Squalus acanthias

Grayish brown with white spots along back; elongated. Distinguished by two spines (one anterior to e… read more

Smalltooth Sawfish
Pristis pectinata

The smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata), also known as the wide sawfish, is a sawfish of the fami… read more

Big Skate
Raja binoculata

Flattened, diamond-shaped pectoral fin disk slightly wider than its length. Long, moderately pointed… read more

Clearnose Skate
Raja eglanteria

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Little Skate
Raja erinacea

Grayish or variable shades of brown above, lighter towards the edges, white or gray below. Most have… read more

Southern Stingray
Dasyatis americana

The southern stingray, Dasyatis americana, is a stingray of the family Dasyatidae (the Whiptail Stin… read more

Diamond Stingray
Dasyatis dipterura

Rhomboid pectoral fin disc; long dorsal and ventral fin folds behind the spine. Adults develop a row… read more

Spotted Eagle Ray
Aetobatus narinari

The spotted eagle ray, Aetobatus narinari, Euphrasen (1790), or bonnet ray, is a cartilaginous fish … read more

Cownose Ray
Rhinoptera bonasus

Typically brown-backed with a whitish or yellowish belly. Although its coloration is not particularl… read more

Round Stingray
Urolophus halleri

The round stingray or Haller's round ray, Urobatis halleri, is a species of round ray, family Urolop… read more

Manta birostris

The manta ray (Manta birostris) is the largest species of the rays. The largest known specimen was m… read more

Spotted Ratfish
Hydrolagus colliei

The spotted ratfish, Hydrolagus colliei, is a chimaera found in the north-eastern Pacific Ocean. Oft… read more

Atlantic Sturgeon
Acipenser oxyrhinchus

The Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus) is a member of the Acipenseridae family and is among on… read more

White Sturgeon
Acipenser transmontanus

The white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus, meaning "sturgeon beyond the mountains"), also known as… read more

Shovelnose Sturgeon
Scaphirhynchus platorynchus

The shovelnose sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus platorynchus, is the smallest species of freshwater sturgeon… read more

Polyodon spathula

Paddlefish (family Polyodontidae) are primitive Chondrostean ray-finned fishes. The paddlefish can b… read more

Longnose Gar
Lepisosteus osseus

The longnose gar, Lepisosteus osseus, is a primitive ray-finned fish of the gar family. It is also k… read more

Amia calva

Bowfins are an order (Amiiformes, play /əˌmaɪ.ɨˈfɔrmiːz/) of prim… read more

Elops saurus

The ladyfish or ten-pounder, Elops saurus, is a tropical species of ray-finned fish. It is slender a… read more

Megalops atlanticus

The Atlantic tarpon, Megalops atlanticus, inhabits coastal waters, estuaries, lagoons, and rivers. T… read more

American Eel
Anguilla rostrata

The American eel, Anguilla rostrata, is a catadromous fish found on the eastern coast of North Ameri… read more

California Moray
Gymnothorax mordax

The California Moray, Gymnothorax mordax, is a Moray eel of the family Muraenidae, found in the east… read more

Spotted Moray
Gymnothorax moringa

The spotted moray, Gymnothorax moringa, is a medium to largemoray eel. It has a long snake-like body… read more

Alosa pseudoharengus

The alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) is a species of herring. There are anadromous and landlocked form… read more

American Shad
Alosa sapidissima

The American shad or Atlantic shad, Alosa sapidissima, is a species of anadromous fish in family Clu… read more

Atlantic Menhaden
Brevoortia tyrannus

The Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) is a silvery, highly compressed fish in the herring fami… read more

Pacific Herring
Clupea pallasi

The Pacific herring, Clupea pallasii, is a species of the herring family associated with the Pacific… read more

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