- Long and slender from leading edge to trailing edge.
- Rounded apex.
- The dorsal surface is dark grey and the ventral surface is almost as dark as the dorsal surface.
- Small white spot at the tip of the apex (visible on dorsal and ventral surface).
STATUS AND RANGE
The Common Thresher Shark Alopias vulpinus is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ and listed on CITES Appendix II.
Information has been adapted from Abercrombie and Hernandez (2017). Identifying shark fins: implementing and enforcing CITES. Abercrombie & Fish.