Grey Reef Shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos)

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

Description

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 schools 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

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Grey Reef Shark. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Grey Reef Shark (juvenile)

Grey Reef Shark (juvenile)

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