UK Record Weights from rod/line:
Shore:16lb 12oz 8dr
Boat:21lb 3oz 7dr
MAFF Minimum Size:
The upper body is dark grey or black and white spots are usually present. The under-side is white. There are spines in front of both dorsal fins.
Food:Fish eater (Herring, Sprats, Pilchards, Garfish, Sand eels, Flatfish and Cod species) although known to take crustaceans and cephalopods (Squid).
A Field Guide to The Sharks of British Coastal Waters - Vas 1991
FAO Species Catalogue 4 - Sharks of The World - Compagno
Fishes of the North-Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean - Whitehead, Bauchot, Hureau, Nielsen, Tortonese
Key to the Fishes of Northern Europe - Wheeler
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