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Prionace glauca (Tribon blou; Shark; Great blue whaler; Great blue shark; Great blue; Blue whaler shark; Blue whaler; Blue shark; Blue poninter; Blue dog)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The blue shark (Prionace glauca) is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, that inhabits deep waters in the world's temperate and tropical oceans. Preferring cooler waters, blue sharks migrate long distances, such as from New England to South America. The species is listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN.
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Attributes

Litter Size [2]  30
Maximum Longevity [2]  20 years
Migration [3]  Oceanodromous
Speed [4]  15.659 MPH (7 m/s)
Water Biome [1]  Benthic, Reef, Coastal
Adult Weight [2]  249.664 lbs (113.245 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  6 years

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Distribution

Aegean Sea; Agulhas Current; Alaska (USA); Albania; Algeria; American Samoa; Andaman Sea; Angola; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Arabian Sea; Argentina; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Australia; Bahamas; Baltic Sea; Bangladesh; Barbados; Bay of Bengal; Belize; Benguela Current; Benin; Bermuda; Black Sea; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brazil; Brunei Darussalam; California Current; Cambodia; Cameroon; Canada; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Caroline Island; Cayman Islands; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Chagos Islands; Chile; China; Circumglobal in temperate and tropical waters. Western Atlantic: Newfoundland, Canada to Argentina. Central Atlantic. Eastern Atlantic: Norway to South Africa, including the Mediterranean. Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Indonesia, Japan, Austral; Circumglobal in temperate and tropical waters. Western Atlantic: Newfoundland, Canada to Argentina. Central Atlantic. Eastern Atlantic: Norway to South Africa, including the Mediterranean. Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Indonesia, Japan, Australia, New Caledonia, and New Zealand. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of Alaska to Chile. Probably the widest ranging chondrichthyian. Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139).; Cobb Seamount; Cocos I. Costa Rica; Colombia; Comoros; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Cook Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; Costa Rica; Croatia; Cuba; Cyprus; Côte d'Ivoire; Denmark; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; East Central Australian Shelf; East China Sea; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea; Fiji Islands; France; French Guiana; French Polynesia; Gabon; Galapagos Islands; Gambia; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Ghana; Great Barrier Reef; Greece; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guam; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Aden; Gulf of Alaska; Gulf of Mexico; Gulf of Oman; Gulf of Thailand; Guyana; Haiti; Hawaii (USA); Honduras; Hong Kong; Humboldt Current; Iberian Coastal; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Ireland; Isle of Man; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Johnston Island; Kamchatka; Kenya; Kiribati; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; Lebanon; Liberia; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Macau; Madagascar; Madeira Islands; Malaysia; Maldives; Malta; Marquesas Islands; Marshall Islands; Martinique; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Mexico; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Monaco; Montserrat; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nauru; Netherlands Antilles; New Caledonia; New Zealand; New Zealand Shelf; Newfoundland-Labrador Shelf; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Niue; North Australian Shelf; North Brazil Shelf; North Marianas; North Sea; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Ogasawara Islands; Oman; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Pakistan; Palau; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Patagonian Shelf; Persian Gulf; Peru; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Philippines; Pitcairn; Polynesian Waters; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Revillagigedo; Rodriguez; Ryukyu Islands; Réunion; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Samar Sea; Samoa; Sao Tomé and Principe; Scotian Shelf; Sea of Japan; Sea of Marmara; Senegal; Serbia and Montenegro; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Singapore; Slovenia; Solomon Islands; Somali Coastal Current; Somalia; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; South China Sea; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Southwest Australian Shelf; Southwest Chilean Waters; Spain; Sri Lanka; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Suriname; Sweden; Syrian Arab Republic; Tahiti; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Tasman Sea; Thailand; Togo; Tokelau; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Tuamoto Islands; Tunisia; Turkey; Turks and Caicos Is.; Tuvalu; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); United Kingdom; Uruguay; Vanuatu; Venezuela; Viet Nam; Virgin Islands (UK); Wake Island; Wallis and Futuna Is.; West Central Australian Shelf; Western Sahara; Yellow Sea; Yemen;

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