|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Carcharhinidae||Prionace glauca||(Linnaeus)||1758||Blue Shark|
Unique Characters: Body slender and streamlined; bright blue above, white below. Snout long and pointed. Pectoral fins very long. Upper labial furrows very short, not extending to eyes. Spiracles absent. Week keel present on each side of caudal peduncle. Second dorsal fin considerably smaller than first, height 0.2-0.5 times first dorsal-fin height. Midlength of first dorsal-fin base considerably closer to pelvic-fin origins than to pectoral-fin insertions. Inner gill openings with short gill rakers. Back dark blue, fading to purple-black after death.
Similar Species: None.