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Grey Reef Shark

Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos

(Image credit: Rick Stuart-Smith (Reef Life Survey))

The Grey Reef Shark is a dark grey to bronzy grey shark, with a white underside, a distinctive broad black margin on the tail and black tips on the second dorsal, anal, pelvic and pectoral fins. This shark is commonly taken in tropical fisheries throughout its range and is territorial, dangerous and may exhibit erratic threat behaviour when approached.

Length: to 255cm


Inshore and offshore coral reefs. Often found near drop-offs, outer slopes and/or reef channels with strong currents; depth 1-280m.

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Log it south of Fraser/Stradbroke Islands in QLD

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Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following resources:

Stuart-Smith et al. 2015; Reef Life Survey; Ceccarelli et al. 2008; Francis 1993; Smale 2009; Fishes of Australia.

http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2881; http://reeflifesurvey.com/species/carcharhinus-amblyrhynchos/; http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/39365/0

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