Scientific illustrations: © 2022 Miguel Pinto Martins
Up to 400 kg
Up to 5m
Commercial fisheries and bycatch.
Can be seen swimming just below the surface with the dorsal fin exposed. Viviparous, gives birth to 30-40 young.
Solitary or in small groups.
Bony fishes, stingrays, sharks and cephalopods.
Up to 20 years
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