||Tope is a medium sized shallow
water shark, fairly common on all coasts of Ireland during
summer. Greyish in colour with short, triangular pectorals
and a deeply notched tail fin. Very popular sport fish, particularly
with inshore boat anglers. Male fish to 30lbs are often encountered
in packs (Dingle, Westport, Galway Bay, Blacksod and Lough
Swilly) but much larger females are either loners or are found
in small groups. Grows to 80lbs.