A large, slender, streamlined shark with a very long narrow snout and large scythe-like pectoral fins; first dorsal-fin base well behind pectoral-fin origin. Upper body distinctly blue, grading to white below. To 3.8 m.
A wide-ranging pelagic shark. Females give birth to live young. Although potentially dangerous to humans, blue sharks are rarely encountered.
Usually in the open ocean, from the surface to a depth of 350 m.
Worldwide. Southern Australia.
Potentially dangerous to humans.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Near Threatened