|Map of where the Silky shark is found (in dark blue), and where the Silky shark is said to be found (in light blue).|
The Silky shark is a type of smooth-skinned shark that belongs to the family Carcharhinidae. They are typically found in warmer bodies of salt water.
This shark is most often found at depths of 50 m (164 ft). The silky shark has a slim, flat body and naturally grows to a length of 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in). It can be distinguished from other large sharks by the rather small first back fin which sports a twisted back edge, as well as a second smaller back fin with a long free rear tip.