Chile’s waters are not home to a wide variety of sharks. However, several shark species are endemic to Chile, including the appropriately named Chilean angelshark and catshark. Other species seen around the country are the bluntnose sixgill shark, the humpback smoothhound, and the narrowmouthed catshark.
Most of these species congregate around the part of Chile that falls under the Patagonian region.
List of the Different Types of Sharks in Chile
|Bluntnose Sixgill Shark||15-20 feet||Moderately aggressive (rarely targets humans, reports of just one provoked attack)|
|Chilean Angelshark||3.4-3.5 feet||Not aggressive|
|Chilean Catshark||0.98-2.16 feet||Not aggressive|
|Great White Shark||11-16 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Humpback Smooth-hound||2.8-2.83 feet||Not aggressive|
|Narrowmouthed Catshark||2.2-3 feet||Not aggressive|