Shark Species

Shark Species Profiles and Information about Sharks

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

Quite 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 Profiles

We have compiled information on many sharks 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.

Tiger shark underwater photo
Shark Species

Species Profile: Tiger Shark

The Tiger Shark has a fearsome reputation as a predator and can grow to over 7 metres in length. They are known for eating almost anything including car license plates!

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Leopard Shark
Shark Species

Species Profile: The Leopard Shark

The Leopard Shark is a small and harmless shark species common to waters in parts of the USA. It’s also a common feature in several aquariums due to its striking appearance and ability to survive in captivity for decades.

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Whitespotted Bamboo Shark
Shark Species

Species Profile: The 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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sandbar shark
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Species Profile: The Sandbar Shark

Meet one of the largest coastal sharks on Earth; the Sandbar shark. But despite it’s large size and close resemblance to the Bull shark, it’s regarded as one of the safest shark species you could hope to swim with.

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Shark Species

Species Profile: The Bigeye Thresher Shark

The bigeye thresher shark is a species in a group of sharks that use their unique long tails to stun and catch prey. It can wield this tail with astonishing speed too. Read on to find out more about its hunting habits, habitat, conservation status etc.

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The Angelshark is critically endangered
Shark Species

Species Profile: The Angelshark

The once abundant Angelshark is now listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN. Due to overfishing, over 80% of its population is now lost. It’s possible this shark may become extinct soon.

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