Sharks in Bulgaria

The Black Sea – the largest saltwater body closest to Bulgaria – is home to several shark species. The most common of them is the spiny dogfish. At the same time, the longnose spurdog, the small-spotted catshark, and the smooth hammerhead are also occasionally seen.

Sharks in Bulgaria

List of the Different Types of Sharks in Bulgaria

Species Maximum Size Aggressiveness
Angel Shark 4-7 feet Moderately aggressive
Common Thresher Shark 12-18 feet Not aggressive
Longnose Spurdog 3-3.3 feet Not aggressive
Small Spotted Catshark 2.5-3 feet Not aggressive
Smooth Hammerhead Shark 8-12 feet Not aggressive (but are potentially dangerous)
Spiny Dogfish 2.5-3.5 feet Not aggressive (due to their small size)



There haven’t been any records of shark attack-related incidents in Bulgaria.

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