Carcharhinus acronotus

Spanish: cazon amarillo 

The blacknose shark has a slender, streamlined body with a long, rounded snout and large eyes.

The Blacknose Shark is a species of requiem shark, family Carcharhinidae, common in the tropical and subtropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea as well as the Gulf of Mexico.

This species generally inhabits coastal seagrass, sand, or rubble habitatss, with adults preferring deeper than juveniles.

A small shark typically measuring 1.3 m (4.1 ft) long, the blacknose shark has a typical streamlined "requiem shark" shape with a long rounded snout, large eyes, and a small first dorsal fin. Its common name comes from a characteristic black blotch on the tip of its snout, though this may be indistinct in older individuals.

Blacknose sharks feed primarily on small bony fishes and cephalopods and in turn fall prey to larger sharks.

This species is regarded as a game fish and offers a respectable fight on light tackle.

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