Archives for category: Shark Species

Profiles and Information about Sharks

There are now more than 500 recognised shark species roaming our oceans  and rivers today.

Quote often people think of sharks as large and predatory, but that’s not the full story. Some species of shark are only as long as your hand while the biggest can be almost 40 feet (12 meters) long.

The biggest species of shark, the whale shark, feeds on tiny plankton. One of the most unusual looking, the goblin shark, is pink skinned.

You may have heard of the bull shark, the tiger shark and possibly even the megamouth shark. But have you ever heard of the spear-tooth shark or the spotted wobbegong?

Our Shark Species

We have compiled information on shark species including the life expectancy, danger to man, scientific name, conservation status and more. These species of shark range from the Great White Shark to the Long Nose Saw Shark and more will be added over time.


Species Profile: The Whitespotted Bamboo Shark

Whitespotted Bamboo Shark

The Whitespotted Bamboo Shark is a strikingly beautiful and small shark that can “walk” on sand. It’s also a species that has a record of a virgin birth. Unfortunately, this is another shark species highly sought after for its meat. As a result, it’s now classified as a Near Threatened species.

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Species Profile: The Caribbean Reef Shark

Caribbean Reef Shark

As its name suggests, the Caribbean Reef Shark is commonly found in Caribbean waters. It’s the largest apex predator in its ecosystem. However, there is some controversy concerning the practice of humans feeding this shark bait for divers to approach it for a closer look.

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Species Profile: The Whitetip Reef Shark

Whitetip Reef Shark

Though the Whitetip Reef Shark is known for stealing fish, it can stay without food for 6 weeks. Spear fishers may often encounter it when it lunges at them to steal their catch. Learn more about this shark that’s now officially a threatened species.

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