Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Chondrichthyes
                 Family : Carcharhinidae
  Scientific Name : Carcharhinus 

                      Size : 1.5 - 2m (5 - 6.6ft)
                 Weight : 20 - 30kg (44 - 66lbs)
           Top Speed : 40km/h (25mph)
            Life Span : 22 - 28 years

                Colour : Grey, White, Black
           Skin Type : Smooth
Special Features : Long, broad snout and
                                 large eyes
  1. Grey Reef Sharks are a species of sharks found in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean.
  2. They are one of the most common species of sharks.
  3. They inhabit the coastal regions and the Continental shelves from the middle East to the islands in Pacific
  4. They are a smaller species of sharks growing to an average length of 1.5-2m.
  5. Distinctively, they have a long, slender body, large fins and a rounded snout.
  6. They are known to be more active at night than during the day.
  7. They lay on the ocean floor for long durations and suddenly show aggression and become active at the sight of food.
  8. They slowly glide through the water at speeds not exceeding a few miles an hour.
  9. They are carnivores feeding on reef fish, squid and shrimp.
  10. Though inquisitive towards humans, they are not a great threat.
  11. They have very few natural predators in larger sharks and humans.
  12. The larger marine carnivores inhabit the deeper oceanic water and thereby are not a threat to the grey reef sharks.
  13. Interestingly, when threatened, the grey reef shark arch up their bodies and move their head from side to side slowly.
  14. They are known to do this as not a form of attack but to intimidate the potential threat.

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