Common thresher shark

Alopias vulpinus

  • Rare
  • Pelagic (surface to 366 m)
  • Length to 5.8 m (19 feet)
  • Upper caudal fin more than half the length of the shark
  • Brown colouration
  • Eyes moderately large

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.