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The Thresher Shark (Alopias vulpinus) can grow to 600cm.

IdentificationEdit

Upper body dark brown to grey with a paler to white underside. The elongated tail is equivalent in length to the main body of the Shark.

BreedingEdit

Aplacentally Viviparous (live bearing). Litter size varying between 2/6 pups.

HabitatEdit

An offshore species occasionally coastal, which can be found in the surface layers down to 400m.

FoodEdit

Schooling fish like Mackerel, Herring and Garfish as well as Squid.

RangeEdit

To be found in cold temperate waters and tropical waters. For the UK from the south Cornish Coast to Isle of Wight, and occasionally off oceanic coasts of Scotland.

Additional NotesEdit

Weight potential to excess of 1000lbs.

ReferencesEdit

The Aquarium Project

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