Sandbar Shark

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) is a shallow-water shark which is found widely distributed, near coastal areas, from the Atlantic to the Indo-Pacific oceans. The adult can measure up to 2.5 m in length and has a high and prominent dorsal fin. The sandbar shark is bluish or greyish in color, with a pale ventral side. The female can bear up to 10 young once every two years. The embryos develop in the placental yolk sac (egg) inside the mother.