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Sandbar shark

Posted on: April 25, 2010

Above the Sandbar shark

1. The Sandbar sharks are found in tropical to temperate waters worldwide and the western Atlantic ocean and Indo-Pacific ocean.

2. The sandbar shark is also called the thick skin shark or brown shark.

3. You can tell it apart from other sharks because of the very high triangular fin.

4. Females can grow to 2/2.5 m and males up to 1.8 m.

5. It’s body color can vary from a bluish to a brownish grey to a bronze with a white or pale underside.

6. Sandbar sharks swim alone or gather in sex-segregated schools that vary in size.

7. They are most active at night and at dawn.

8. The Sandbar shark is commonly found over muddy or sandy bottoms in shallow coastal waters such as bays, estuaries, harbors, or the mouths of rivers but it also swims in deeper waters 200 m deep.

9. The sandbar sharks feed on fish, rays, and crabs.

10. The Sandbar sharks are viviparous. The embryos are supported in placental yolk sac inside the mother. The female reproduces every two years. They give birth to 8 to 10 young. They carry the young for 1 year before birth.

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