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Species covered in this field guide
This field guide focuses on identifying unprocessed first dorsal fins and paired pectoral fins from the following nine commercially-exploited, large-bodied, globally distributed species that are traded internationally in large numbers for their fins and easily identified by their first dorsal or pectoral fins.
Oceanic whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus)
Porbeagle (Lamna nasus)
Scalloped, great and smooth hammerheads (Sphyrna lewini, S. mokarran, S. zygaena)
Silky (Carcharhinus falciformis)
Bigeye, common and pelagic threshers (Alopias superciliosus, A. vulpinus, A. pelagicus)