Salmon shark

Lamna ditropis

  • Common
  • Pelagic (surface to 375 m)
  • Length to 3 m (10 feet)
  • Short, heavy body; short snout
  • Black or dark grey on the top; abrupt change to white blotches below
  • Two horizontal keels just prior to tail fin
  • Awl-like teeth with small sharp denticles on each shoulder of the main point.

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.