SHARK & RAY AVAILABILITY PAGE
We are proud to offer the widest assortment of sharks and rays in the business, bar none!!!

We offer imported fish, inverts, shells, and more from the Pacific year round.  Retailers can get our weekly stocklist.  Retail customers must provide an order for us to bid.  To order Pacifics, email us at click here.
We do provide some local Atlantic species year round.  For live feeders and cleaners, Click Here. For stocked schooling fish from the Atlantic and Caribbean, click here.

NOTE TO DEALERS & RETAILERS:  LOGISTICS TAKE TIME TO PLAN ESPECIALLY ON INTERNATIONAL ORDERS!  These aren't equipment or dry goods.  They are LIVE animals collected to order.
Though we now have Pacific species year round, you must plan your seasonal Atlantic species orders ahead of time and get the sharks when they are available.  Stocked sharks will cost MORE.

Price quotes are only given to qualified buyers after they have submitted the requested information.  Do not bother asking for prices for obligate swimmer sharks without providing the following info.
For Indo-Pacific species or tropical fish and rays, you DO NOT have to provide this information.  This screening process is for Atlantic shark buyers.
Public aquaria, pet shops, and wholesalers - Include your name, title, telephone number and the aquarium for which you work and the tank dimensions you are stocking.
Private aquarists, hobbyists and fish keepers - Include your name, address, phone, aquarium dimensions, and attach at least one picture of your aquarium.

Without this information, we will not waste time responding to an email.

ALSO NOTE:

  • ATTENTION BROKERS:  You must identify that you are a broker or buyer and NOT a public aquarium to receive pricing or bids.  Also, if you are procuring an all inclusive bid with freight to a foreign country, there will be a bid fee you must pay before we do your job for you.  You will also be required to provide your public aquarium client for the permits for restricted or protected species if required by the government agencies here.

  • ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:  You must read our page on international shipments and issues. You will need to provide the country you of destination for the sharks. You will be responsible for all brokerage fees, customs and customs duties, freight, etc. You may need a broker in your own country to handle your shipment. We will quote prices FOB NYC or MIA unless you request a bid. Some bids may require a bid fee payable before a bid is provided.

  • ATTENTION AQUARIUM MAINTENANCE BUYERS:  You must identify that you are a buyer and NOT the final customer to receive pricing or bids.  We are tired of being scape goated when an inadequate system kills one of our sharks or you fail to educate your client on the information about purchasing a shark after we have provided it here. See our new policies and your purchase options by clicking here.

  • If you have a large aquarium for display even in a business, you need an acclimation system separate from your displays.  This allows you to hold and acclimate animals safely as well as be able to purchase species when they are available and hold them until the display is completed and cycled.  Putting new arrivals into display is not the industry SOP.

  • Our Atlantic Sharks are "collected to order" not stocked and deposits are required prior to collection.

  • IF YOU HAVE A HARD DEADLINE OR AQUARIUM OPENING DATE TO MEET, YOU MUST TELL US THAT DATE DURING THE DRAFTING OF YOUR SALES AGREEMENT AND PLACING YOUR ORDER! We are NOT responsible for your failure to meet a deadline if ample time is not available to fulfill your order and if you do not tell us of the deadline before placing an order! You may in fact acrue surcharges and added fees to meet a last minute deadline.

  • Orders are filled in the order that payments or deposits are received!  A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on ours.  Last minute acquisitions or emergency collection costs extra.  SO, plan ahead and save money.

  • BE SURE TO USE THE QUALIFICATION INDEX TO SEE IF YOU ARE QUALIFIED TO PURCHASE THE SHARK BEFORE MAKING INQUIRIES OR ORDERING.  SHARKS AVAILABLE ONLY TO PUBLIC AQUARIA ARE JUST THAT! 

  • IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A 10 FOOT+ DIAMETER CIRCULAR SYSTEM OR A 6'X20' OR LARGER RECTANGULAR SYSTEM, DO NOT INQUIRE ABOUT ANY OF OUR SHARKS MARKED 6+

  • DO NOT CALL US FOR PRICES until you have not sent a photograph of your system unless you are a public aquarium curator whose aquarium has a web site.  YOU WILL NOT GET A PHONE QUOTE! Don't waste our time.

Species Availability QUALIFICATION
Tank Size Requirements
PICTURES & CITES Rating

Sharks (click name to view photo)

Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhiziprionodon terraenovae) [Pups to Subadults]
Qualification Code: 6+
Sharpnose require round tanks 12 feet or more in diameter or long runs of 20 feet or more with a minimum turning radius.  Just because they are small, it does not mean they can survive in a small system.  This species is great for kid's display during feeding time as they school and look like they are frenzying when being fed.  Great crowd pleasers!

Buy Now
IN STOCK NOW

NOTE: 6+ Indicates that the shark is an obligate swimmer that Requires 6 feet or more of Turn Space

6+ = 6 feet WIDE not LONG
20'x6'x4' not 6'x3x3' tank sizes!

 

Check out the YouTube Clip of this Species

LEAST CONCERN
Blacknose (Carcharinus acronotus)   <3'

With new federal restrictions on these, you need to place your order NOW.  The open season is too short to accommodate late orders and we do not collect and hold these without an existing order.

Buy Now
6+

Pics from NOAA
NOT THREATENED
Bull (Carcharinus leucas)  [pups-adults] Buy Now 6+
NOT THREATENED
Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo)   [pups-adults] Buy Now
IN STOCK NOW
6+
Check out the YouTube Clip of this Species - Starts with Sharpnose but shows a bonnethead after.
LEAST CONCERN
Mini-Bull Shark, AKA Sand Shark, AKA Finetooth Shark (Carcharhinus isodon) [Pups to Subadults]  They have a bull shark look, but only grows to about 5', better than blacktips as they are less excitable and swim more slowly.  Called Finetooth by Baughman & Springer 1950 though the latin name means "same tooth". One of the benefits is that they do not have the wider longer, bladelike upper teeth of bulls sharks that do more damage if they nip a tank mate. Arecibo Lighthouse Aquarium kept these with a life span of 7 years as their first large shark breed! Buy Now
IN STOCK NOW
6+ NOTE: The flat tip of the top dorsal fin was a war wound.  This plate was made from a dead specimen collected by a commercial fisherman.  The caudal fin normally ends in the usual Carcharhinid point.  This was an adult though the pups are nearly perfect scale models of an adult. Unlike other sharks, this species pups fat proportional pups rather than the usual skinny awkward pups that have to grow up to look like their adult shape.
LEAST CONCERN
Hammerhead (Great & Scalloped Sphyrna mokarran & S. lewini) [pups]
NOTE TO HOME AQUARISTS: DO NOT CALL US if you do not have a 20-30 foot system for this species!!! Also if you do not have several thousand dollars just for the truck shipment cost, please, do not waste our time.  Few home shark keepers can house a hammerhead.

NOAA and some special interests are trying to close Hammerhead collection for good.  If you don't buy them this season, we CANNOT guarantee that you will be able to get them anymore.  BUY NOW or risk not having them on display in the future.  We thought we had this beaten and now it has resurfaced.

Buy Now 6+ Turning

With 20'+ run or circular system

Check out the YouTube Clip of this Species
Lemon (Negaprion brevirostris)  [adults]   6+ This species is not a good species to mix with others.  It is not a staple of the public aquarium trade.  So, we do not spend any time collecting them anymore unless they are ordered in advance.
Nurse (Ginglymostoma cirratum)  [pups-adults]
We have the lowest shipped price in North America!  We are offering 3' (1m) specimens now.  1 month lead time on most orders.
Buy Now
IN STOCK NOW
20"-30"
 
Sandbar, AKA Brown (Carcharinus plumbeus) [pups to adults] Buy Now Public Display only - Not sold to Private Aquarists Pic from NOAA
Sandtiger (Odontapsis taurus, AKA Carcharias taurus)
               [pups (rare) & adults 6-10 feet]
SOLD OUT FOR 2017 Public Display only - Not sold to Private Aquarists
VULNERABLE
Smooth Dogshark (Mustelis canis) [Subadults to Adults]
Despite popular misconception, Smooth dogsharks require round tanks 12 feet or more in diameter or long runs of 20 feet or more with a minimum turning radius.  Just because they are durable in shipping and can breath when motionless, it does not mean they can survive in a small system.  In fact, this species craves large expansive tanks and requires more space to be happy than even a Minibull.  Dogsharks thrive in a 20' round!  The reason that the ones in our picture were in a prism tank with a 15' run and they wanted more space.
Order Now for December or January Shipping 6+
NEAR THREATENED
Spiny Dogshark (Squalus acanthias) [Subadults to Adults] Order Now for December or February Shipping Public Display only - Not sold to Private Aquarists
6+

VULNERABLE

Imported Sharks
(PRICES VARY BASED ON SHIPPING COSTS WHICH DEPENDS ON NUMBER OF PIECES PACKED AND TOTAL FISH IN THE ORDER.  So, call or email to get an order estimate shipped to your local airport.)
PLEASE NOTE: Imported stock varies WEEKLY.  You need to get in an order 2-3 weeks before you want the fish because by the time we process an order from the stock list of the week, the stock is usually already sold to another client.  We are getting a lot of these regularly but you have to order and get on the list and the fish will ship the first available on the first available Monday after you order.  These are shipped to your closest major airport.
  ALL PRICES QUOTED ON IMPORTS ARE FOB JFK (Freight paid to that destination with additional freight to whatever airport or location you are).  You will have to provide the airport for the final leg to get final cost or you can pick up your shipment at JFK with no additional freight charges.  On most we will not charge for the transship on the US leg.  That is, we will not charge for our crew to check the package and re-gas, or  re-bag, your fish.  We only charge the freight.

California Leopard Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) 36"-40" ONLY
We have legally collected leopard sharks of the legally allowed 36" minimum length available now.  We offer them in the size approved for air shipping to your nearest major airport.  These like the nurse shark were the staple of the shark aquarium.  With the bann on pup harvesting, the supply of legally collected sharks dried up.  Working with our collection partners in California, we can now offer this magnificent and durable species once again.
Order Now
6+
LEAST CONCERN

Pacific Blacktip Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus)
We have only a few babies and young.   Buy during the available season.

Buy Now
IN STOCK NOW

 

 
NOT THREATENED
Bowmouth Guitarfish (Rhina ancylostoma)
We rarely have more than one available at a time.  Buy when we one in stock or miss out.  These are not readily available.
Order Now
There is a waiting list on this very rare shark!!!
6+


By Brian Gratwicke

VULNERABLE

Coral Catshark/ Marbled Catshark
(Atelomycterus marmoratus)
(Atelomycterus macleayi - AKA Australian Coral)
Buy Now   by Yvonne N
NOT THREATENED
Black Banded, Brownbanded Bamboo, Banded Catshark,  (Chiloscyllium punctatum)
        [Eggs to adults]
Buy Now
IN STOCK NOW
  PupOlder
NOT THREATENED

Epaulette Shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum) 

AND

Speckled Epaulette Shark (H. trispeculare)

[Pups-Adults]
                                             

Order Now
For next available
 
Photo by Citron / CC-BY-SA-3.0
LEAST CONCERN
Horn Shark (Heterodontus francisci) Order Now
IN STOCK NOW
 
Port Jackson Shark (Heterodontus portusjacksoni) [Pups-juveniles] Order Now
For next available
 
LEAST CONCERN

Multiple Wobbegong BREEDS like
Spotted Wobbegong Shark (Orectolobus maculatus) [Newborn]
We rarely get these in.  Only one right now.

Order Now

IN STOCK NOW
 
NOT THREATENED
Whitetip Reef Shark  [Pups-Adults] Order Now
IN STOCK NOW
  PIC TO COME
Zebra Horn Shark (Heterodontus zebra) [pups to adults] RARE Order Now
 
NOT THREATENED
Zebra Bullhead Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) RARE  [Pups-Sub-adults] Various lengths 12"- 31"
Order Now

For next available
   
Adult by mjwinoz Pup with Zebra Strips by Liné1

VULNERABLE

Shark eggs [See Above species for Egg availability by species] Order Now
For next available
   
OTHER IMPORTED SHARKS
Poroderma Africanum - Pyjama Shark
Atelomycterus Marmoratus - Marble Cat Shark
Chiloscyllium punctatum - Brownbanded Catshark, Bamboo Nurse shark, Blackbanded Bamboo
Poroderma pantherinum - Leopard Cat Shark

Rays and Skates

Atlantic Shovelnose Shark
  AKA Atlantic Guitarfish (Rhinobatos lentiginosus)

These are one of the wildest looking rays in the world showing their similarities and relationship to sharks.  Their shark-like body and fins are added to their ray head with a clear nose longer than that of a Clearnose Skate.  These Atlantic breed are very hard to collect and we are lucky to get one in a season.  We can supply the Pacific breed.

ATLANTIC RARE

We also get the Pacific species commonly.

 
Atlantic Stingray (Dasyatis sabina)
These are great stingrays with plenty of personality.  They are smaller than southern rays.  They will follow and beg for food if conditioned for touch tanks.  They respond well to personal attention and hand feeding.  They will swarm and vie to be first in line at feeding time.  Given their size, more rays can be fit into a single tank.

Our favorite for touch tanks

Buy Now
IN STOCK NOW

  baby rays
Bluntnose Stingray "Say's Stingray" (Dasyatis sayi) Order Now
  Bluntnose Ray by Toadlady1
Bullnose/Southern Eagle Rays (Myliobatis freminvillei & goodei) [all sizes]
AKA - Bat Rays
Order Now  
Butterfly Rays Smooth and Spiny (Gymnura altavela & G. micrura) [all sizes] Buy Now  


Smooth Pups pictured

Clearnose Skate (Raja eglanteria) [all sizes] Order Now    
Cownose Ray (Rhinoptera bonasus)  [all sizes]

Buy Now
Pups 14" & UP
IN STOCK NOW

6+
Southern Stingray (Dasyatis americana) [all sizes] &
Roughtail Stingray (Dasyatis centroura)

Most popular species for touch tanks

Buy Now
IN STOCK NOW

 
Yellow Stingray (Urolophus jamaicensis)   [small] Order Now    

Imported Skates & Rays (PRICES VARY BASED ON SHIPPING COSTS WHICH DEPENDS ON NUMBER OF PIECES PACKED AND TOTAL FISH IN THE ORDER)
ALL PRICES QUOTED ON IMPORTS ARE FOB JFK (Freight paid to that destination with additional freight to whatever airport or location you are).  You will have to provide the airport for the final leg to get final cost or you can pick up your shipment at JFK with no additional freight charges.  On most we will not charge for the transship on the US leg.  That is, we will not charge for our crew to check the package and re-gas, or  re-bag, your fish.  We only charge the freight.

PLEASE NOTE: Imported stock varies WEEKLY.  You need to get in an order 2-3 weeks before you want the fish because by the time we process an order from the stock list of the week, the stock is usually already sold to another client.  We are getting a lot of these regularly but you have to order and get on the list and the fish will shipp the first available on the first available Monday after you order.  These are shipped to your closest major airport.  Some can be FedEx.  You will have to request the ray and size before we can say if it is small enough to be affordably shipped FedEx.  Airport to airport is the fastest, safest and cheapest means of shipping these animals.

Blue Dot, Blue Dotted, Bluespotted or Kuhl's Stingray (Dasyatis kuhlii or Neotrygon kuhlii)
Indo-Pacific Species

VENEMOUS! Buyer accepts all liability!!!

Disc Size 5"-6"
Disc Size 6"-8"
Order Now
IN STOCK NOW
 

Photo by @fishx6

Photo by Angell Williams
Cowtail Ray (Pastinachus sephen)
Indo-Pacific Species with a really unique tail.
Order Now  

Photo by eNil
Electric Ray (Narcene barinnus)
Indo-Pacific Species
Order Now
For next available
   
Elat Electric Ray (Heteronarce bentuviai)
Indo-Pacific Species
Order Now
For next available
   
Reticulate Whipray AKA Honeycomb Stingray (Himanthura uarnak)
Indo-Pacific Species
Order Now
IN STOCK NOW
 

Photo by Robert Nyman

 

Spotted Eagle (Aetobatus narinari)   [all sizes]
This species of ray is a free swimming ray that graces the oceans of the world.  It is considered the one of the most desirable rays given its graceful swimming, its adult size and the length of its tail which is about the longest of any stingray tail in the world.

Order Now

For next available
4+
Striped Stingaree (Trygonoptera ovalis)
Indo-Pacific Species
Order Now
For next available

 

 

MORE IMPORTED SKATES AND RAYS
Eastern Shovel nose ray
Japanese Red Sting Ray
Blue Spotted Skate
Jenkin's Whip Ray
Bight Stingaree

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NO GAMES!  WE GUARANTEE LIVE ARRIVAL OR YOU GET ANOTHER SHARK!  Anything less would be highway robbery or straight up fraud.  Anyone who cannot guarantee live arrival of the fish they ship does not know the business well enough to be in it.
You just pay the reshipping charges.  Check here for the conditions and details for making a claim.

Our collectors maintain proper permits for all fish!
We are not fly-by-night amateurs.  We are professionals with over 20 years experience in sharks.

You should never buy sharks from anyone selling or collecting them illegally.  If you know that you are buying an illegal animal, you may face federal as well as state charges if prosecuted.  You may also be charged under the Lacy Act for interstate violation of STATE game laws just for transporting an illegally obtained fish across state lines or ordering it state to state online.  This is not a joke.  Fish and game laws protecting these animals are being enforced.
Federal and state sentences are handed out to violators REGULARLY!

PRIVATE AQUARISTS: You will be asked to provide a lot of information.  You will also need to email us a photo of you and your system before we will discuss any price not already posted on this site.  We will not sell you a shark that is too large for your system.  If you find this requirement a nuisance, you should try and buy elsewhere.  You cannot understand how many requests for sharks and prices by home aquarists who do not have a shark tank set up.  Those inquiries waste our time and money.  That is why we require the photos.  No photos, no response.  You should also know that there are certain species that we cannot sell you or that are too pricey for you.  For now, please, contact us by email.  Provide your phone number and we can call you back.  We will not be posting our phone number yet as we do not wish to be overwhelmed with calls.  If you have an adequate system and you really want a shark, you will comply with our requests and you will probably be able to own the shark of your dreams.