Grey Reef Shark: Charcharhinus amblyrhyrnchos
The Grey Reef Shark, Charcharhinus amblyrhyrnchos, is the most common shark in tropical Pacific waters, the Caribbean, and the Bahamas, and are often suspected of attacks on divers. One fatal attack hs been recorded, as well as an assault on a submersible. When they act aggressively, they appear to be defending the territory of the reef, often performing threatening postures, such as humping and twisting their bodies, before attacking. Gray sharks are often seen in schools of 20 - 100. Groups of Grey sharks will often cooperate to ambush schools of small fish, swimming up to them from below. The Gray Reef Shark is commonly photographed, videotaped, and fed for an exciting diving experience for scuba divers in the Bahamas almost daily.
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Grey Reef Shark, Charcharhinus amblyrhyrnchos Statistics:
Weight: Up to 600 Lbs.
Length: Up to 14 Ft.
Sexual Maturity: 5 years
Mating: Late Spring or Early Winter.
Number of Young: 20 - 135 pups at one time!
Gestation Period: 9 Months to a Year.
Typical Diet: Great quantities of Squid and Bluefish. They can digest nearly three pounds of fish a day.
Distribution: Worldwide in tropical and temperate seas.