bull shark

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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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