School Shark

Galeorhinus galeus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Body slender, streamlined, with two widely-spaced dorsal fins, the first much larger than the second. Tail with a long, broad, distinctly-notched upper lobe. A long, pointed snout, a large mouth, and small blade-‚Äčlike teeth. Uniformly slate grey to bronze above, paler below.

A key to identifying this species is the teeth the two dorsal fins and the tail


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What habitats does Galeorhinus galeus live in?

In bays, along the coast and in offshore waters, to a depth of 500 m

What is the distribution of Galeorhinus galeus?

Southern Australia

How big does Galeorhinus galeus grow?

Can grow to around 2m long

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