bull shark

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Related to Shovelnose Shark: shovelnose catfish, Shovelnose ray

bull shark

n.
A large heavy-bodied shark (Carcharhinus leucas) of shallow coastal waters, estuaries, and rivers, known for its aggressive behavior.
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Noun1.bull shark - 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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Waters rising all around the island and hammerheads and mackerel sharks and tiger sharks and shovelnose sharks are swimming round and round and feeding on those who try to swim away to keep from being forked down.