CARIBBEAN REEF SHARK
Description: large and broad snout, interdorsal ridge from rear of first dorsal to front of second dorsal fin, long gill slits with the third slit lining up with the front of the pectoral fin. Dark grey colouration above with whitish coloration on the underside and dusky coloured fins.
Size: 200 -250 cm, max 300 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Sexual Maturity: 170 cm in males, 190 cm in females
Reproduction: viviparous, average brood size 4-6, gestation is 1 year
Average life span: unknown
Habitat: shallow waters specifically coral reefs, known as a bottom dwelling species
Distribution: throughout the tropical Western Atlantic ocean, mainly the Caribbean Sea
Diet: consists mainly of bony fishes and cephalapods
Status: near threatened
Human pressure: very little commercial interest.