Latin name: Galeorhinus galeus

This large fish is part of the shark family. Maximum length, nose to tail, is 2 metres. Topes like seas or oceans with a moderate climate. In Jersey, this species are found offshore in the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The MPAs have been researched by the Blue Marine Foundation and Société Jersiaise. Sightings are rare unless you are a keen scuba diver as this species like swimming in deep waters. Their slow growth means that this fish species takes longer to grow to maturity and reproduce. These fish are becoming rarer as years go by due to over fishing.