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List Of Sharks, Rays, & Skates In Southern California


Author: Bullbuster Team

The Sharks, Rays, & Skates Of Southern California

Below is a species guide on the many Southern California sharks, rays, and skates that you may come across. This guide is a compilation of species profiles put together by one of our top writers in Southern California (Terra Firma Tackle). Click on the links to get more in depth details about each species. As Spencer of Terra Firma Tackle outlines the species, some of their nicknames, and where they can be found. This guide was put together over three years of exploring the Southern California coastline and targeting sharks, rays, and skates from land.



Species Profile: Prickly Shark (Echinorhinus Cookei)


Laymans Nicknames:  

 Pete, Re-Pete, Prickle Rick, “F*CK THAT HURTS”!



Prickly Shark

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Species Profile: Sixgill Shark (Hexanchus Griseus)


Laymans Terms: 

Giller, Cow Shark, Sixer, Bluntnose Sixgill



Six gill shark

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SPECIES PROFILE: MAKO SHARK (ISURUS OXYRINCHUS)


Laymans Terms: 

Mako 

Mako Shark

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Species Profile: Round Ray (Urobatis Halleri)


Laymans Terms: 

 Stingray, Sling-Stay, Round Ray, Suction-cup Shark, “YEOUCH”!!!



Round Ray

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Species Profile: Thornback Skate (Platyrhinoidis Triseriata)


Laymans Terms: 

Thornback, Soccer Trophy, Thornyback Winklepecker, Throwemback, Sand Shark

Thornback Skate

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Species Profile: Banded Guitarfish (Zapteryx exasperata)

Laymans Terms: 

Banded, Banded Shovel, Gucci Skate, Fancy Thornback


Species Profile: Pelagic Stingray (Pteroplatytrygon Violacea)


Laymans Terms: 

 Black Ray, Snot Napkin, “What the heck is that thing”

Pelagic Ray

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Species Profile : Pacific Angel Shark (Squatina Californica)


Laymans Terms: 

Angel, Carpet Shark, Angel Ray, Angle Shark




Angel Shark



Species Profile: Swell Shark (Cephaloscyllium Ventriosum)


Laymans Terms: 

 Catshark, Pacman Shark, Kirby, A Snag



Swell Shark

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Species Profile: Spiny Dogfish (Squalus Acanthias)


Laymans Terms: 

  Spurr Dog, Pinback, Rock Salmon, Dogshark, Dogfish


Spiny Dogfish

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Species Profile: Horn Shark (Heterodontus Fancisci)


Laymans Terms: 

  Hillbilly Shark, Pignose Shark, Olympic Shark, Porn Shark


Horn Shark



Species Profile: Great White Shark (Carcharodon Carcharias)


Laymans Terms: 

 Pointer, White, The One, Taxman, Bycatch



Great White Shark

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Species Profile : Leopard Shark (Triakis Semifasciata)


Laymans Terms: 

Leopard, Leo, Spotted Surf Kitty, Ronkie


Leopard Shark

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Species Profile: Smooth Hound Shark (Mustelus Californicus)


Laymans Terms: 

 Smoothy, Dogfish, Hound Shark, Sand Shark



Smooth Dogfish

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Species Profile: California Butterfly Ray (Gymnura Marmorata)


Laymans Terms:

Butterfly Ray, Flutterby Ray, Pancake Ray, Tramp Stamp

California Butterfly Ray

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Species Profile: Bat Ray (Myliobatis Californica)


Laymans Terms: 

Bat, Snot Napkin, Mud Marlin, Slimeball, Bait Ray


California Butterfly Ray

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Species Profile: Shovelnose Guitarfish (Rhinobatos Productus)


Laymans Terms: 

 Shovelnose, Shovelhead, Shovel, Taco Shark, Mexican Halibut



Shovelnose Guitarfish

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Species Profile: Sevengill Shark (Notorynchus Cepedianus)


Laymans Terms: 


Giller, Cow Shark, Sandbag, Broadnose Sevengill, Seven



Sevengill Shark

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Species Profile: Soupfin Shark (Galeorhinus Galeus)


Laymans Terms: 

   Tope, School Shark, Soupy, Vitamin Shark, Short-tail Twisty Thing



Soupfin Shark

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