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Grey Reef Shark

Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos

Average Size – 6ft

It has a broad-round snout and large eyes with a plain or white dorsal fin, and small black tips on the other fins.

They are found in the tropical parts of the Indian and Pacific Oceans near coral reef drop offs. It is actually one of, if not the most, common shark found in the Indo-Pacific.

Bony fish, Cephalopods, and Crustaceans.

Active all day but peaking during night time, they form groups of up to 30 sharks during the day and disperse at night in search of food.

Grey Reef Sharks  are the first shark species to perform a threat display which involves a “hunched” posture, dropped pectoral fins and an exaggerated side-to-side swimming motion. They use it mainly when a diver is following behind or above them.

One of the most common reef sharks in the Indo-Pacific Ocean.

They have been known to attack humans and should be treated with caution, especially if they use their “threat display.”

They are targeted by fishermen and they have low reproductive rates and limited dispersal, causing them to be considered endangered.

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