Identify a species in the Atlantic

The Canadian Shark Research Laboratory has prepared a poster showing the Atlantic shark species; this 8.5" x 11" poster is free to download (as a .pdf file) and print for personal use.

The following is a list of sharks that have been found in Atlantic Canadian waters. To find out more about any of these sharks just click on the name.

Note:

Rarely, some other shark species have been reported off the eastern coast of Canada. A list of those species would include the whale shark, longfin mako, sandbar shark, silky shark, Icelandic catshark, ghost catshark, false catshark, smalleye catshark, broadgill catshark, sixgill shark, kitefin shark, chain dogfish, and the spined pygmy shark.

Species Name Species Group Region(s) / Province(s) / Territory(s)
Details for Atlantic Sharpnose Shark
Atlantic Sharpnose Shark
Rhizoprionodon terraenovae
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for Basking Shark
Basking Shark
Cetorhinus maximus
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for Black Dogfish
Black Dogfish
Centroscyllium fabricii
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for Blue Shark
Blue Shark
Prionace glauca
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for Deepsea Cat Shark
Deepsea Cat Shark
Apristurus profundorum
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for Dusky Shark
Dusky Shark
Carcharhinus obscurus
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for Greenland Shark
Greenland Shark
Somniosus microcephalus
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Carcharhinus longimanus
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for Porbeagle Shark
Porbeagle Shark
Lamna nasus
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for Portuguese Shark
Portuguese Shark
Centroscymnus coelolepis
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for Rough Sagre
Rough Sagre
Etmopterus princeps
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for Sand Tiger Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Odontaspis taurus or Eugomphodus taurus or Carcharias taurus
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for Shortfin Mako
Shortfin Mako
Isurus oxyrinchus
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for Smooth Dogfish
Smooth Dogfish
Mustelus canis
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for Smooth Hammerhead
Smooth Hammerhead
Sphyrna zygaena
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for Spiny Dogfish
Spiny Dogfish
Squalus acanthias
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for Thresher Shark
Thresher Shark
Alopias vulpinus
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for Tiger Shark
Tiger Shark
Galeocerdo cuvier
Pelagics Atlantic
Details for White Shark
White Shark
Carcharodon carcharias
Pelagics Atlantic