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Bull shark
2007-03-13 10:06:17

The Bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, also known as the Bull whaler, Zambezi River shark or colloquially Zambi, is common worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and well-known for its unpredictable, often aggressive behavior. They have a tolerance for fresh water that is unique among marine sharks, and can travel far up rivers, posing a threat to those who venture into the water. As a...

Galapagos shark
2007-03-13 10:02:30

The Galapagos shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis, is a species of requiem shark. It was first named in 1905 after specimens were found in the seas around the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos shark is dark grey on top with an off-white belly and a black tail edge. Their average length is around 10 ft(3 m). They are benthic feeders, meaning they hunt prey from the sea floor, such as fish and...

Silky shark
2007-03-13 10:00:09

The Silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, is a large pelagic shark of tropical and warm temperate seas. Distribution This species is found worldwide in tropical and warm temperate > 73.4 °F (> 23 °C) seas. It is usually pelagic, but sometimes approaches the coast, especially at remote offshore islands. It is found to depths of at least 1640.42 ft (500 m). Appearance This...

Bronze whaler
2007-03-13 09:57:29

The Copper shark, Bronze whaler, or Narrowtooth shark, Carcharhinus brachyurus, is a large shark of the Carcharhinidae family, found in subtropical seas and oceans worldwide, except the eastern coast of North America and the northern Indian Ocean. Their length is up to about 11.48 ft (3.5 m) and they can weigh up to 661.39 lb (300 kg). The Bronze whaler has a blunt broad snout, narrow bent...

Caribbean reef shark
2007-03-13 09:54:53

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...

Gray reef shark
2007-03-13 09:53:18

The Gray reef shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos, is one of the most common sharks in Indo-Pacific waters, from the Red Sea to Easter Island. It is found at depths down to about 820.21 ft (250 m) in lagoons and close to islands and coral reefs. As its name suggests, the shark is gray overall, with a white underside. The tips of most fins, except the first dorsal fin, are darker, and the...

Graceful shark
2007-03-13 09:51:56

The graceful shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides, is a requiem shark of the family Carcharhinidae, found in the Indo-Pacific oceans between latitudes 21° N and 25° S, from the surface to 164.04 ft (50 m). Its length is up to about 5.25 ft (1.6 m). The graceful shark is a little-known inshore coastal pelagic species, feeding mainly on fishes but also crustaceans and cephalopods. It is...

Bignose shark
2007-03-13 09:48:58

The Bignose shark, Carcharhinus altimus, is a requiem shark of the family Carcharhinidae, found circumglobally between latitudes 40° N and 34° S, at depths of between 82.02 and 1640.42 ft (25 and 500 m). Its length is up to about 9.84 ft (3 m). The Bignose shark is a heavily-bodied, cylindrical shark with a large, long and broad snout, long nasal flaps and high, triangular, saw-edged...

Silvertip shark
2007-03-13 09:46:38

The Silvertip shark, Carcharhinus albimarginatus, is a fairly large and slender shark found at or close to offshore remote island reefs. The Silvertip shark is named because of its white marking on all fins. The Silvertip shark is found near reefs at depths to about 2624.67 ft (800 m), mostly below 98.43 ft (30 m), in the Red Sea and along the coasts of East Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles,...

Whitetip reef shark
2007-03-13 09:44:08

The Whitetip reef shark, Triaenodon obesus, is a requiem shark of the family Carcharhinidae, the only member of the genus Triaenodon. The Whitetip reef shark is one of the most common sharks found in shallow tropical and warm temperate water around coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific oceans. It occurs at depths down to 1082.68 ft (330 m). As its name suggests, the tips of the shark's first...

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