Recorded at 740 meters.
Habitat: pelagic. Oceanic but sometimes found close inshore (Ref. 6871). Feeds on teleost fish and cephalopods, larger specimens may feed on larger prey such as billfish and small cetaceans (Ref. 6871). Oviphagous (Ref. 6871). Males mature at about 195 cm, females at 280 (Ref. 6871). Probably the fastest of all sharks and can leap out of the water when hooked (Ref. 6871). Potentially dangerous and reported to attack boats. Utilized fresh, dried/salted, smoked and frozen; eaten broiled and baked (Ref. 9988). Valued for its fine quality meat as well as its fins and skin. Jaws and teeth are also sold as ornaments and trophies (Ref. 9988).
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