School Shark | Galeorhinus galeus

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Common Name: School Shark
Species Name: Galeorhinus galeus

The School Shark is also known as the Eastern School Shark, Schoolie, Grey Shark, Snapper Shark and Tope. The upper body colour of the School Shark is greyish to bronze in colour this fades down the flanks to a lighter cream or whitish belly area. The school shark is often confused with the Gummy Shark however they are quite different to look at. The School Shark has spots that cover the body, the first dorsal is larger than the second dorsal whereas the Gummy Sharks are similar in size also the School Shark has small sharp teeth unlike the Gummy Shark. The School Shark can grow to 1.8 meters long and reach a weight of approximately 35kg.

Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Victoria

Medium to Heavy Tackle

Mullet, Yellowtail, Slimy Mackerel, Pilchards, Garfish, Squid and Octopus

School Shark Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.


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