Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis)

Also known as Requiem Sharks, Grey Whaler Shark, Sickle Shaped Shark, Blackfin Shark.

Description

Also known as Requiem Sharks, Grey Whaler Shark, Sickle Shaped Shark and Blackfin Shark.

Found singly or in schools usually in open water but sometimes inshore.
They feed on fish, squid, paper nautiluses and pelagic crabs.
Length - 3.3m
Depth - 0-500m
Circumtropical

They are potentially 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!

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