Shark ID sites

FAO Fish Finder Les Requins: Identification des Nageoires (Book by Dr. Pascal Deynat, Not available online.) Shark Trust ID Guide (large download)

  • Individual pages of the guide can be downloaded here: Sharks Skates & Rays

Reef-Quest Center for Shark Research – Biology of Sharks & Rays Marine Species ID Portal (Use the tree on the left to filter down to sharks)

Sharks: Educators Guide School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences: Identifying Shark Fins: Oceanic Whitetip, Porbeagle and Hammerheads

Identifying Shark Fins: Oceanic Whitetip, Porbeagle and Hammerheads (PDF)

Field Identification Guide of Prebranchial Appendages (Gill Plates) of Mobulid Rays for Law Enforcement and Trade Monitorig Applications (PDF)

Photo Identification Guide: Gill Rakers of Manta & Mobula Rays (PDF)

Field Guide for the Identification of Manta & Mobula Rays (PDF)

Guía de Identificación de Filetes de Pescado y Mariscos (PDF)

Sharks of the World – A Fully Illustrated Guide (Book by David A. Ebert et al., Not available online)

Tiburones (IATTC, Not available online)

Clave General de Tiburones (IATTC, Not available online)

Sharks of the Arabian Seas: an identification guide (English and Arabic)

ATLANTIC

Guide to Sharks, Tunas & Billfishes of the U.S. Atlantic & Gulf of Mexico (NOAA/Sea Grant publication, only partially available)

ICCAT Manual – Bycatch species of special importance

Identification guide of the main shark and ray species of the eastern tropical Atlantic

ID Guide to Sharks of Mississippi

Alabama Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources – Shark ID

Guide to South Carolina Saltwater Fishes (Sharks start on page 19)

Fish ID: A guide to east coast fishes Sharks of the U.S. Atlantic

Managed shark species that can be legally retained by recreational anglers in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico

Florida Fish & Wildlife

FWC Guide to the HMS Sharks of Florida Canadian Shark Research Lab – Key to Shark ID

NOAA Field Guide to Requiem Sharks of the Western North Atlantic

NOAA Fisheries Office of Sustainable Fisheries (1) and (2)

Big Shark Tackle.com – Shark ID Guide SharkID.com – Shark Identification Services Shark ID & Sampling Methodology

ID Guide to British Skates and Rays (PDF leaflet)

ID Guide to British Sharks (PDF leaflet)

ID Guide to eastern tropical Atlantic sharks and rays (PDF in French)

Tiburones de Suramérica del Océano Atlántico (PDF)

Tiburones de México, Centroamérica y el Caribe (PDF)

A Field Guide to the Sharks Commonly Caught in Commercial Fisheries of the Southern United States (U.S Department of Commerce/NOAA)

Visual Identification Of Fins From Common Elasmobranchs In The Northwest Atlantic Ocean (U.S Department of Commerce/NOAA)

Guide des Requins, des raies et des Chimères des Pêches Françaises (PDF, France)

Sharks, Batoids and Chimaeras of the North Atlantic (North Atlantic, PDF)

Managed Shark Species that can be Legally Retained by Recreational Anglers in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico (PDF)

Guide for the Identification of Atlantic Ocean Sharks (PDF, English, French, Spanish)

PACIFIC

Guía de Campo para la Identificación de Tiburones en el Océano Pacífico Oriental (Eastern Pacific)

Guía para la Indentificación de Especies de Tiburones y Rayas Comercializadas en el Pacífico Colombiano

Subportal Biodiversidad – Mares, Costas y Recursos Acuáticos (Colombia)

Guia para la Identification de las Especies de Tiburones Mas Comunes del Pacifico de Costa Rica (Not available online)

New Zealand Dept of Conservation – Great White Shark ID Guide

NSW Department of Primary Industries – Identifying Sharks and Rays (Australia)

Protected Marine Species ID Guide – Australia (click on shark species name to download ID page)

Shark Watch ID Guide (South Australia)

Photographic identification guide for billfish, sharks, rays, tuna-like and non-tuna finfish taken in WCPO pelagic longline fisheries (Download the PDF, Sharks starts on page 31)

Freshwater and Estuarine Shark ID Guide (Northern Territory, Australia)

Photographic identification guide for billfish, sharks, rays, tuna-like and non-tuna finfish taken in WCPO pelagic longline fisheries (v1)

Tiburones de Suramérica del Océano Pacífico (PDF)

Tiburones de México y Centroamérica del Océano Pacífico (PDF)

Guide to Western Australian Sharks and Shark-like Rays

Identification of CITES Species (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Australian Government)

Guía de Tiburones de Perú

Identification Guide of Shark, Ray and Chimaera Species from Colombia

Identification of Eleven Sharks Caught by Tuna Long Line Using Morphological Characters of their Fins (PDF)

Taiwan Fish Database Field Guide to the Identification of Mobulid Rays (Mobulidae): Indo-West Pacific (PDF)

Chondrichthynes of Ecuador Field Guide: Chimaeras, Sharks and Rays (PDF)

Catálogo de Aletas, Tronchos y Cabezas de Tiburones en el Pacífico Mexicano, INAPESCA, Mexico (PDF)

Sharks and Rays from Borneo

Sharks and Rays of Australia

Field Guide to Sharks of the Southeast Asian Region

Sharks found in Thai waters

Rays found in Thai waters: Page I, Page II

INDIAN OCEAN

Field ID Guide to Western Australian Sharks and Shark-like Rays (1) or (2)

Field Identification Guide to the Sharks and Rays of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (both full file or shark section only available for download)

Shark and Ray Identification in Indian Ocean Pelagic Fisheries (PDF)

Economically Important Sharks & Rays of Indonesia (PDF)

Deep–Sea Cartilaginous Fishes of the Indian Ocean (PDF)

MEDITERRANEAN

Field Identification Guide to the Sharks and Rays of the Mediterranean and Black Sea

Tiburones y Rayas: Guía de Identificación (PDF, Spain)

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