Sharks in Albania

Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, the Albanian coast is home to several shark species. Some sharks in these waters include the blue shark, the common thresher shark, and the shortfin mako shark.

List of the Different Types of Sharks in Albania

Species Maximum Size Aggressiveness
Angel Shark 4-7 feet Moderately aggressive
Angular Roughshark 3.3-4.9 feet Not aggressive
Basking Shark 23-30 feet Not aggressive
Bigeyed Sixgill Shark 5-6 feet Not aggressive
Blackmouth Catshark 2-2.2 feet Not aggressive
Blackspotted Smooth-hound 1.6-3 feet Not aggressive
Blacktip Shark 5-8 feet Moderately aggressive
Blue Shark 6-11 feet Not aggressive
Bluntnose Sixgill Shark 15-18 feet Not aggressive (unless provoked)
Bramble Shark 9.2-10 feet Not aggressive
Common Smooth-hound Shark 3-4 feet Not aggressive
Common Thresher Shark 12-18 feet Not aggressive
Copper Shark 11-12 feet Not aggressive
Great White Shark 11-16 feet Highly aggressive
Gulper Shark 2.5-3 feet Not aggressive
Kitefin Shark 3-5 feet Not aggressive
Longfin Mako Shark 12-14 feet Highly aggressive
Longnose Spurdog 3-3.3 feet Not aggressive
Nursehound 4.3-5.2 feet Not aggressive
Oceanic Whitetip Shark 10-13 feet Highly aggressive
Porbeagle Shark 6-12 feet Not aggressive
Sandbar Shark 5.5-8.5 feet Not aggressive
Sawback Angelshark 4.2-6.7 feet Not aggressive
Sharpnose Sevengill Shark 2-4.6 feet Moderately aggressive
Shortfin Mako Shark 6.5-9.5 feet Highly aggressive
Small Spotted Catshark 2.5-3 feet Not aggressive
Smalltooth Sand Tiger Shark 12-14 feet Not aggressive
Smooth Hammerhead Shark 8-12 feet Not aggressive (but are potentially dangerous)
Smoothback Angelshark 5-5.2 feet Not aggressive
Spiny Dogfish 2.5-3.5 feet Not aggressive (due to their small size)

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There are very few recorded instances of shark attacks taking place in Albania.

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