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.

Bull sharks underwater
Shark Species

Species Profile: Bull Shark

The stout and large Bull Shark species, also known as the Zambezi Shark, are found all over the world in the coastal areas of warm oceans. They can be unpredictable and aggressive, and also known for being able to live in freshwater as well as seawater.

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Shark Species

Species Profile: The Cookiecutter Shark

The cookiecutter shark got its name from the round, cookie shaped wounds it leaves on its victims bodies. Learn more about this small, parasitic, and ferocious shark that is so scary, it got a part in a horror movie.

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A crocodile shark
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Species Profile: The Crocodile Shark

The crocodile shark is a pelagic shark that got its name for its vigorous and continuous snapping when caught. Find out all the facts about this small shark with a powerful bite relative its size.

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The Bluntnose Sixgill Shark
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Species Profile: The Bluntnose Sixgill Shark

Though the Bluntnose Sixgill Shark is one of the largest sharks around today, it’s rare and little-known because it lives in cold, deep waters well away from the reach of the average divers and only comes to shallow waters to breed and feed.

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Whitetip Reef Shark
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Species Profile: The 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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The Zebra Shark is on the list of endangered sharks
Shark Species

Species Profile: The Zebra Shark

The Zebra Shark is distinctly beautiful, harmless to humans, and it’s one of the few sharks where females can reproduce without mating. Sadly, this shark is one of many Endangered shark species today.

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