The tope shark, which is also known as soupfin
shark and school shark, is the largest of Britain's inshore native sharks and is known for its sharp teeth and rough skin.
TOpE SHARK Also known as the soupfin
or school shark.
Scientific name Common name Abbreviation Carcharhinidae Carcharinus acronotus Blacknose shark Cac Carcharinus amblyrhynchos Grey reef shark Cal Carcharinus falciformis Silky shark Cfa Carcharinus leucas Bull shark Cle Carcharinus limbatus Blacktip shark Cli Carcharinus longimanus Oceanic whitetip shark Clo Carcharinus obscurus Dusky shark Cob Carcharinus plumbeus Sandbar shark Cpl Galeocerdo cuuier Tiger shark Gcu Prionace glauca Blue shark Pgl Rhizoprionodon taylori Australian sharpnose shark Rta Sphyrnidae Sphyrna lewini Scalloped hammerhead shark Sle Triakidae Galeorhinus galeus Soupfin
shark Gga Lamnidae Isurus oxyrinchus Mako shark Iox Alophiidae Alopias superciliosus Bigeye thresher shark Asu Squatinidae Squalus acanthias Spiny dogfish Sac Squaluss mitsukurii Shortspine spurdog Smi
The aquarium staff worried that the white shark might attack her tankmates, such as tuna, sea turtles, stingrays, and soupfin
The four-foot fish - which could grow to 15ft - ripped two soupfin
sharks apart after they strayed too close.
There they were: Soupfin
, leopard and seven-gill sharks aplenty cruising from one end to the other of the 825,000-gallon tank, anticipating feeding time and posing for the cameras.
A recently opened gallery in the million-gallon Outer Bay environment lets you gaze through a 25-foot-long window to watch the antics of sunfish, bonito, soupfin
shark, and other tasty but threatened species.
Three species of requiem shark commonly occur in San Francisco Bay: the soupfin
shark (Galeorhinus zyopterus), the brown smooth-hound (Mustelus henlei) and the leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata).
With more water than all current aquarium exhibits combined, the Outer Bay will be home to blue and soupfin
sharks, ocean sunfish that can be 10 feet tall and weigh 3,000 pounds, green sea turtles, barracuda, pelagic stingrays and schools of tuna and other open-ocean fishes.
In California, prior to 1937, a small shark fishery existed in California, based on the Soupfin
(or Tope) Shark, Galeorhinus galeus.
Within its shark tagging research efforts, the Aquarium has placed tags on 130 sevengill sharks, leopard sharks, brown smoothhounds, spiny dogfish and soupfin
sharks found within the San Francisco Bay to date.