Thresher Shark

Alopias vulpinus
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Alopias vulpinus
Other names Atlantic Thresher, Common Thresher Shark, Fox Shark, Thin-Tail Thresher, Thrasher Shark, Whip-Tailed Shark
Size Up to 5.7 m (18.7 ft)
Weight Up to 348 kg (767 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal and oceanic waters, found near large lagoons, seamounts & coral reef drop offs
Depth Range 0 - 650 m (2,132 ft)
Thresher Shark Distribution
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