Blue shark

Prionace glauca

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean
  • Kattegat-Skagerrak

HOW TO MEASURE?

Total length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

No

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Distributed in the North-east Atlantic ranging from the Norwegian Sea and Iceland to West Africa including the Mediterranean Sea.

ECOLOGY

Oceanic epipelagic species usually found from the surface down to depths of around 150 m. Its diet consists of fish, cephalopods, crustaceans and cetacean carrion.

FISHERIES

Caught mainly with pelagic longlines and also using driftnets and pelagic trawls.

DID YOU KNOW

Given the length of its nose, the top of the jaw is adapted to be able to project forward; so it can bite without lifting its head.