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Sharpnose Shark Fish Mounts - You can easily order through this website or call us if you prefer. GFM individually handcrafts each defined and detailed fish replica by hand, one-at-a-time. Every fish reproduction is perfectly airbrushed to resemble each species' most noticeable and distinct color patterns.
By combining the best prices, unmatched quality while supporting and promoting the practice of catch-and-release fishing, Global Fish Mounts continues to be the go-to company for all Freshwater and Saltwater fish mounts. We offer most sizes and species of any fish, including the Sharpnose Shark seen here.
Variety of Sizes Available: Global Fish Mounts offers mounts of Sharpnose Shark in a wide variety of different sizes. The models and sizes displayed on this page represent recently produced mounts. As we continuously add more sizes to our product list, and if you do not see the size you are looking for, or simply need more details about the process, please contact us by calling 954-942.1417 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist Note: At times customers or anglers request us to use a reference photograph to paint by. If so our skilled artists will identify any unique characteristics in the photo which are later reflected in the completed paint scheme. This is why no two mounts are ever exactly alike and explains the differences you may see in the coloration of the various mounts. If you have a photo or description, please send it by email to email@example.com
Atlantic sharpnose sharks get their name from a characteristically long snout, which is longer than the width of the mouth. Common names are Atlantic sharpnose shark, Newfoundland shark, sharp-nosed shark, and white shark. The Atlantic sharpnose shark is commonly found from New Brunswick, Canada, through the Gulf of Mexico as well as along the coast of Brazil. This shark commonly inhabits both warm-temperate and tropical waters from the Bay of Fundy to the Yucatan. As year round residents off the shore of South Carolina, Florida, and the Florida Keys, this species shows regular inshore to offshore migrations. Atlantic sharpnose sharks have been observed to form large sexually segregated schools during migrations. As winter approaches, the sharks move offshore into deeper water, returning inshore to mate in spring and give birth after a 10-11 month gestation period. They are found at depths to 920 feet (280 m), but mostly remain in waters less than 32 feet (10 m) deep. Along with being common residents of the surf zone, the Atlantic sharpnose shark is also found in estuaries and harbors. Although this shark is able to tolerate lower salinity levels, they do not venture into freshwater like the bull shark.
The Atlantic sharpnose shark is considered a small species of shark. The prenarial snout is approximately 4% of the total length of the shark with long labial furrows noticeable at the corners of the mouth. The first dorsal is located directly over or slightly in front of the pectoral rear tips. The second dorsal fin originates above the middle of the anal fin. Several different shades of gray including olive, blue, and brown, are characteristic of the sharpnose's dorsal area. Most adult specimens have white spots or splotches on their sides and white trailing the edges of the pectoral fins. Young sharks have black on the dorsal and caudal fin edges. The lower and upper jaw have 24 or 25 rows of similar teeth that are triangular and oblique with slightly notched outer margins. There are no distinctions between teeth of male and female specimens. Males of this species reach maturity between 2 and 2.4 years of age, at which time they average between 31.5-33.5 inches (80-85 cm) total length. Females reach sexual maturity at total lengths between 33.5-35.5 inches (85-90 cm), after 2.4-2.8 years. Maximum length of the Atlantic sharpnose shark is 43.3 inches (110 cm). At birth, the pups are 11.4-14.6 inches (29-37 cm) in length. On average, pups grow 2 inches (5 cm) a month during the first three months of life. The growth rate then slows to an average of .35 inches (0.9 cm) a month during the winter and spring months. Upon reaching lengths of 24-26 inches (60-65 cm), growth rates begin a linear increase of 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) a month for approximately a year. At this size, the sharks will also begin to form a distinct size class, which separates them from newborns.
Whether you choose to supply your own photos or not, the same care and attention to detail will be given in crafting and painting your mount. Unmatched attention to detail, high quality materials and only the best equipment in the hands of world-class artists using advanced techniques equals a finished product found nowhere else.