Offshore, Continental Shelves, Slopes, Inshore
300 - 550 pounds
60" - 140"
The Porbeagle Shark belongs to the mackerel shark species, this includes the great white shark and salmon shark. It has a stout body and is shaped like a torpedo. It’s blue-grey in color and has a white belly underside. To easily distinguish a porbeagle, check the rear side of its first dorsal fin, you’d find a white patch that is unique to the fish.
They’re mainly found in cold the salt waters of the North Pacific, North Atlantic oceans, and the Southern Hemisphere. They’re known to be opportunistic hunters and a nuisance for some fishermen because they sometimes steal baits. It predominantly eats small to medium-sized bony fish such as bony fish and
The porbeagle is a large fish. The biggest porbeagle shark is 11.7 feet and its average size is 4.9 to 6.6 feet. The average weight of the porbeagle is 300 lbs, and the heaviest caught was 550 lbs.
No one knows the exact speed of the porbeagle shark, but scientists assume its speed is as close as its close relative, the mako shark, with speeds reaching up to 20 mph.
The porbeagle prefers cold waters in the North Pacific with temperatures of 39.2° to 60.8°F. They mostly stay in the upper pelagic zone with depths of 650 feet (but sometimes they go to depths of 2600 feet). In the U.S., it’s range is from the coasts of New Jersey to South Carolina of the northwestern Atlantic.
They are a migratory species that travel in a longitudinal motion in the northern Atlantic Ocean, from South Carolina to the waters of Greenland. During the day, they’re in the deeper waters and at n