Kitefin Shark

Characteristics

Habitat: the Kitefin shark is a bottom dwelling species usually caught in depths of 400 to 800 m. Males and females live separately, coming together only during the mating season.

Principal fishing methods: bottom longline.

Biology: the maximum reported size for this species is 182 cm.

Conservation status: although not red listed by the IUCN for the North Atlantic, there is concern as to status of this species. It has no commercial interest in the Azores.