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Grey Reef Shark

( Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos )

Other names

Black-vee Whaler, Fowler’s Whaler Shark, Graceful Shark, Graceful Whaler Shark, Gray Reef Shark, Longnose Blacktail Shark, School Shark

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Fast Facts
  • CAUTION: Has been known to attack humans
  • Is a member of the family¬†Carcharhinidae (requiem sharks)
  • Can grow to 2.6m in length
  • Grey above, white below
  • Stocky body with a blunt nose
  • Distinguished by it’s plain or sometimes white-tipped first dorsal fin and black tips on the other fins
  • Displays a “hunched” appearance when threatened
  • Common and aggressive
  • Near threatened
  • Often form small groups
  • Frequents drop-offs around coral reef environments from QLD to WA