Average Size – 2.5 to 3ft
They have small slender bodies with small fins, huge eyes, and long gill slits. They are grey to grey-brown with lighter undersides.
Crocodile Sharks are similar to Cookie-Cutter Sharks in evolutionary features.
Found worldwide in tropical waters of the open oceans.
They are typically found in the pelagic zone, meaning from surface to around 1,900ft of depth.
Bony fish, Squid, and Shrimp. It is believed they do most of their hunting at night, near the surface. It is a rare sighting to see a Crocodile Shark above 600ft of depth during the day time.
They are strong, active swimmers, and will swim closer to the surface at night and swim deeper in the water during the day.
There is a story that when AT&T installed new fiber-optic cables in the Canary Islands that these cables were mysteriously breaking and thus causing shorts in the system. It was discovered that Crocodile Sharks were attracted to the electric fields radiating from the cables and they seemed to enjoy taking nibbles out of these fiber cables.