IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

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The tope is a harmless inhabitant of the sea bottom, but it has sharp teeth. It eats fish, crustaceans, echinoderms and cuttlefish. The tope looks 'like what a shark is suppose to look like', with a pointed nose and a large dorsal fin. The species is being threatened by overfishing.


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