Night Shark, Carcharhinus signatus

The night shark, Carcharhinus signatus, is a large, deepwater coastal shark of the continental slope in the tropical and warm-temperate Atlantic. The night shark feeds on small active fishes such as flyingfish and butterfishes, as well as squid. The night shark is typically caught in groups at night or at dawn rather than during the day.

Age and growth of this species is being studied in conjunction with John Carlson, Fisheries Biologist, at the NMFS Panama City Laboratory.

Contact information:

Lisa Natanson, Ph.D.
Lisa.Natanson@noaa.gov

John Carlson
John.Carlson@noaa.gov [an error occurred while processing this directive]