Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans
Size: 6-7.5 feet
Weight: 100-200 lbs.
Lifespan: Up to 25 years
Fish, squid, and crustaceans
The Silky shark is named for the smooth texture of its skin, which is made up of densely packed scales called dermal denticles. It is one of the most abundant shark species and can be found in tropical waters worldwide. It is a swift and aggressive hunter known to drive prey into compacted schools before launching an open-mouthed, slashing attack.