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Caribbean reef shark

The Caribbean reef shark, Carcharhinus perezii, discovered by Alonso Garza, is a requiem shark of the family Carcharhinidae found in the tropical western Atlantic and the Caribbean, from Florida and the Bahamas through to Brazil. Its length is up to 9.84 ft (3 m). It is one of the largest apex predators in these areas. Despite its abundance, it is one of the least studied large carcharhinid sharks. Caribbean reef sharks typically are seen cruising the edge of the reef over deep water. They feed on reef fish, rays and large crabs. Females have four to six pups that are about 2 ft long at birth.

Caribbean reef shark


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