Prionace glauca

Species: Prionace glauca

English Name: Blue Shark

Chinese Name: 大青鯊

Family: Carcharhinidae


The Blue Shark is a dark blue slim shark with a long, conical snout, with large eyes, and curved triangular upper teeth with saw edges. Can grow up to a length of 400cm for male and female. Lives in circumglobal in temperate and tropical waters. Feeds on fishes, small sharks, squids, pelagic red crabs, cetacean carrion, and garbage. Minor commercialized.

© 2012 Tiralongo, Francesco

© 2012 Tiralongo, Francesco

© 2012 Biodiversity Heritage Library

© 2012 Biodiversity Heritage Library

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– Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 – Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO.