Carcharhinus leucas


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Noun1.Carcharhinus leucas - a most common shark in temperate and tropical coastal waters worldwide; heavy-bodied and dangerous
requiem shark - any of numerous sharks from small relatively harmless bottom-dwellers to large dangerous oceanic and coastal species
Carcharhinus, genus Carcharhinus - type genus of the Carcharhinidae
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Age and growth of Carcharhinus leucas in the northern Gulf of Mexico: incorporating variability in size at birth.
Other predatory sharks, including the oceanic whitetip Carcharhinus longimanus, the bull shark Carcharhinus leucas, and the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier, are probably more often the culprit in attacks on humans than the Great White.
It is probably a Bull Shark, Carcharhinus leucas, or a Tiger Shark, Galeocerdo cuvier.
Age and growth estimates of the bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, from the northern Gulf of Mexico.
5 Percent Percent Taxonomic caught in caught in group EGM SA Selachimorpha (n = 20,242): Rhizoprionodon terraenovae, sharpnose shark 42 27 Galeocerdo cuvier, tiger shark 13 53 Carcharhinus limbatus, blacktip shark 74 22 Carcharhinus plumbeus, sandbar shark 31 36 Carcharhinus acronotus, blacknose shark 92 3 Ginglymostoma cirratum, nurse shark 71 28 Mustelis canis, smooth dogfish 15 4 Sphyrna lewini, scalloped hammerhead 64 29 Carcharhinus obscurus, dusky shark 37 10 Carcharhinus falciformis, silky shark 42 47 Carcharhinus leucas, bull shark 81 17 Carcharhinus brevipinna, spinner shark 84 3 Carcharias taurus, sand tiger shark 0 4 Sphyrna mokarran, great hammerhead 64 21 Negaprion brevirostris, lemon shark 70 30 Carcharhinus signatus, night shark 26 62 Carcharhinus sp.