Greeneye shark

Etmopterus villosus

  • Demersal (406 to 911 m)
  • Length to 46 cm (1.5 feet)
  • Dark brown or blackish body, underside is darker; black mark above pelvic fins
  • Short tail; short fins; spine prior to each dorsal fin
  • No anal fin
  • Large green eyes

Everyone that encounters a Basking Shark, Bluntnose Sixgill Shark, Tope Shark, or any other shark species in BC (with the exception of North Pacific Spiny Dogfish) is encouraged to document and report the encounter to DFO.