• Tope

Latin name

Galeorhinus galeus

Other names

Flake, greyboy, greyshark, hundshai, school shark, snapper shark, soupfin shark, vitamin shark.


Tope has a slender body, a prominent, long, pointed snout, long pectoral fins, and a large and strong tail fin with a large lower blade.


Tope are found in all oceans. In the eastern Pacific they are found from British Columbia to southern Baja California, Mexico, including the Gulf of California, and Peru and Chile.


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Tope usually weighs between 20 and 40 pounds, but can grow to 75 pounds and exceed 5 feet in length. Can live up to 55 years.

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Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Squad Carcharhiniformes
Family Triakidae
Genus Galeorhinus
Species G. galeus
Conservation status Critically Endangered
Habitat Pelagic
Life span, years No information
Maximum body weight, kg No information
Maximum length, cm 200
Sailing speed, m/s No information
Threat to people Edible
Way of eating Predator

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