Silky Shark

(Carcharhinus falciformis)

Find Me In
Ocean Realm
IUCN Conservation Status
Vulnerable (VU)


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.

Things To Know

Sharks Fish

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