This very active swimmer has a powerful streamlined body that reaches a maximum length of approximately 3 m. The back of the Porbeagle Shark is dark grey to bluish black in colour and its belly is white. The head is stout, the snout is pointed and the eyes are large. The mouth has rather large, pointed blade-like teeth with smooth edges that are identical on both jaws. Males reach maturity at age 8 and females at age 13. The Porbeagle Shark's typical life expectancy is estimated to be between 25 and 46 years.
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