Also known as Blacktail Reef Shark, Blacktip Reef Shark, Blackvee Whaler, Bronze Whaler, Fowler's Whaler Shark, Graceful Shark, Graceful Whaler Shark, Grey Shark, Grey Whaler Shark, Longnose Blacktail Shark, School Shark, Shortnose Blacktail Shark, Whaler Shark.
Found singly or in shivers during the day, sometimes resting on the bottom, dispersing at night to cruise over the reefs in search of prey. Over deep areas near drop-offs, atoll passes, shallow lagoons with strong currents and in deep oceanic waters.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans, fish, invertebrates, lobsters, octopus and squid.
Length - 250cm
Depth - 0-1000m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific
This is one of the most common sharks on Indo-Pacific coral reefs.
Occasionally aggressive and dangerous.
Requiem Sharks have some of the most potentially dangerous sharks in their family and are responsible for over half of shark attacks. They can also be difficult to identify! Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/861