Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54433 Description:Animal characteristics:Head-Body Length: 2.7-3.8 m
Weight:30-52 kg
Identification:The blue shark has long, slender pectoral fins, a pointed snout, and is bright blue in color.
Habitat:Open seas, surface waters
Diet:Carnivore: fish, squid
Reproduction:Females bear live young in litters of 50-60.
Blue sharks will often congregate in large numbers at food-sources but generally are rather solitary.
Behavior:Blue sharks migrate to warmer waters in the winter.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The blue shark is one of the most common and widest-ranging of all sharks.
Scientific Classification:Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Chondrichthyes
Order:Carchariniformes
Family:Carcharhinidae
Genus:Prionace
Genus species:Prionace glauca
Geographic:Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean
Date:1965-11 Subjects:Blue shark
fish
Prionace
Carcharhinidae
Carcharhiniformes
Sharks
Chondrichthyes
Fishes
Vertebrates
Chordata
Aquatic animals