To about 4.5 ft (1.4 m).
- Dorsal fins bother preceded by a single spine
- Anal fin absent
- Body with scattered small white spots
- Color slate-gray or brownish-gray above, pale gray to white below
- Interdorsal ridge weak
Greenland to Florida and Cuba. Uncommon south of North Carolina.
Coastal and offshore; surface waters to 3,000 ft (914 m), usually near bottom in waters 43-52°F (6-11°C).
Text descriptions taken from:
Guide to Sharks, Tunas, & Billfishes
of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico