BIGEYE THRESHER

Alopias superciliosus

SIZE

To about 15 ft (4.6 m).

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

DISTRIBUTION

NY to Cuba, including Gulf of Mexico.

HABITAT

Offshore at edge of continental shelf from surface to 1,640 ft (500 m).

SIMILAR SPECIES

Thresher shark has moderate-sized eyes directed laterally, white on abdomen extending above pectoral fins; lacks grooves on top of head.

MORE INFORMATION

Guide to Sharks, Tunas, & Billfishes of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.
Text descriptions taken from Guide to Sharks, Tunas, & Billfishes of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

Ichthyology at the Florida Museum of Natural History

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(File Modified Sep. 13 2011)