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Acropora palmata thicket on Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Andy Bruckner, 1996Coho salmon painting, Canadian Dept of Fisheries and OceansMonk seal, C.E. BowlbyHumpback whale, Dr. Lou Herman
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Dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

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Dusky shark range map
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Status
ESA Candidate Species - Northwest Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico population as a DPS
ESA Species of Concern - Atlantic; Gulf of Mexico-Western North Atlantic

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Carcharhinus
Species: obscurus

Key Documents
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Title Federal Register Date
Positive 90-day finding on petitions to list under the ESA 78 FR 29100 05/17/2013
Petition from NRDC to list the Northwest Atlantic or range-wide population as Threatened and Designate Critical Habitat   02/2013
Petition from WildEarth Guardians to list rangewide and/ or Northwest Atlantic/ Gulf of Mexico population as threatened or endangered   11/2012
Species of Concern Fact Sheet: Detailed n/a 1/24/2010
n/a 12/22/2010

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Updated: February 24, 2014

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