Sharks in Argentina

While there aren’t many, Argentina is home to several species of sharks, like the broadnose sevengill shark, the sand tiger shark, and the school shark. Sadly, due to overfishing, most of these sharks are at risk of extinction, leading to conservation efforts to protect them.

List of the Different Types of Sharks in Argentina

Species Maximum Size Aggressiveness
Angular Angelshark 2.9-4.3 feet Not aggressive
Argentine Angelshark 3.28-3.93 feet Not aggressive
Broadnose Sevengill Shark 3.5-7.5 feet Not aggressive (unless caught)
Copper Shark 11-12 feet Not aggressive
Narrownose Smooth-hound 2.4-2.42 feet Not aggressive
Sand Tiger Shark 7-10 feet Not aggressive (due to their small mouths)
School Shark 6-7 feet Not aggressive



Great white sharks live in temperate waters instead of the tropical waters surrounding Argentina. Fossil or recent records indicate that great whites do not swim near the country.


There have been very few reported attacks in Argentine waters – four in total – all non-fatal.

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