(Bonnaterre, 1788); LAMNIDAE FAMILY; also called mackerel shark, salmon shark, herring shark, bonito shark, blue dog, beaumaris shark
It inhabits cool temperate waters of the North Atlantic from South Carolina to Newfoundland, and from North Africa to Norway and Iceland. It also inhabits the Mediterranean Sea and the cool temperate waters of the southern Pacific. A pelagic, oceanic shark, it has nevertheless been found near shore on occasions.
It is in same family as the white and the mako sharks and they resemble each other. The snout is perfectly conical and ends in a point, and there is a...