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Spottail shark

(Carcharhinus sorrah)

One of the smaller sharks with a spindle-shaped body, a long, rounded snout, large round eyes. Body gray or grey-brown above and white below, with a golden-brown sheen between the eyes and on the gill slits. The most developed dorsal and pectoral almost black fins. The lower fins, including the lower caudal fin, have characteristic black tips.

The largest recorded parameters: length - 160 cm, weight - 28 kg. The recorded life expectancy is 8 years.

Occurs on continental and island shelves, mostly near reefs. During the day, it stays near the bottom, and at night it rises to the surface. Feeds on fish, crustaceans and cephalopods. There are no known cases of attacks on swimmers.


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