The tope shark Galeorhinus galeus
is a slender streamlined hound shark. It can grow up to over 190 cm in length. It has a grey-brown dorsal colouring and a much paler ventral surface. The tope shark has a long and pointed snout and large oval shaped eyes. The second of the two dorsal fins is similar in size to the anal fin. Juveniles may have black markings on their fins.