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Grey reef shark

(Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos)

Dark gray or bronze gray top and white bottom. The lower precaudal fins are black, the caudal fins with a clearly visible black border. The dorsal fin is usually light.

The largest recorded parameters: length - 255 cm (male) and 172 cm (female), weight - 33.7 kg. The recorded life expectancy is 25 years.

It occurs on continental and island shelves, in shallow and reef waters, as well as in the open ocean at depths from 0 to 1000 m (usually no deeper than 300 m). During the day, it forms clusters and is able to be active, although it is predominantly nocturnal. It feeds on reef fish, octopus, squid, crabs, lobsters and rays. May show aggression when pursued by spearfishers. It enters a state of rabies when devouring prey and at this moment can be extremely dangerous to humans.


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