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Lauren C.

Hi All! I am an avid shark tooth hunter and live on Hilton Head Island. I found a really nice tooth during my daily walk this afternoon, and I would love some help identifying it!! It's approx. 2 inches with beautiful coloring... Is it a great white? They are common to the Port Royal Sound area, where I found it... Thanks in advance!!! 

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ynot

A very nice bull/copper/dusky ie. Carcharhinus sp.

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Macrophyseter

Welcome to the forum :)

It is a requiem shark of the genus Carcharhinus spp. Unfortunately, it's going to be a bit difficult to go further than that, as species within the genus have teeth that are so similar that it's really hard, sometimes near-impossible to differentiate the species based on a tooth alone. But my best guess here is that it might be a bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) based on the more wider crown between the edges and the root portion in the center.

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fossilselachian

A Great find for HHI!

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Darktooth

I agree it looks very much like Charcharhinus sp. But 2 inch? That would be gigantic for that species.

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SailingAlongToo

Looking at the close up, it is serrated down both sides of the blade.

 

@Lauren C. Any chance we can get photos with something for scale, like a ruler or tape measure?

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