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Soupfin Shark


Introduction: Soupfin sharks (Galeorhinus galeus) have pointed, translucent snouts on an elongated body. Other features include unusually small fins for a shark and small, triangular teeth. They usually inhabit the sea bed and occur in sufficient numbers to be fished commercially. Galeorhinus means 'weasel-like shark' a reference to the pointed snout. Galeus means 'weasel'.

Distribution: Found throughout Namibian waters including off the coast of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Luderitz and Henties Bay.

Diet: Sole, hake and gurnard. Also takes baitfish and squid.

Colouration: General body colour is grey and the underside is pale to white.

Breeding: Females bear 30 to 40 young after a 2 year gestation period.

Max size: 170cm. Max weight: 32.5kg.

De Duine Hotel

A small hotel situated in the coastal town of Henties Bay

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