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Porbeagle Shark
Scientific Name:
Lamna nasus
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12 feet (3.7 m)
350-550 pounds (160-250 kg)
dark bluish or brownish gray above, fading to white below
mostly mackerel, squid, cod, hake, flounder and other bottom-dwelling fish
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Porbeagle Shark

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Porbeagle Shark Description
  The porbeagle is a stout shark that is blue-gray on top and white underneath with a white patch on the trailing edge of the first dorsal fin. It has a crescent shaped tail and a secondary keel that effectively cuts the water during the side to side swimming motion. Adults can attain a size of 3.7 meters (12 feet), and have an average life expectancy of 30 to 40 years. This shark has relatively large eyes. The teeth in the moderately sized mouth are similar in both the upper and lower jaw (they are smooth-edged with lateral denticles), although young individuals may lack the lateral denticles.  
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