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Science - Fiji Shark Project
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Pictures of gray reef sharks (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) from Shark Reef in the Beqa Lagoon, Fiji. In all my dives gray reef sharks were seen.The grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) is one of the most commonreef sharks in the Indo-Pacific. It is found as far east as Easter Island and as far west as South Africa. This species is most often seen in shallow water near the drop-offs of coral reefs. The grey reef shark has a broad, round snout and large eyes. This species can be distinguished from similar species by the plain or white-tipped first dorsal fin, the dark tips on the other fins, the broad black rear margin on the tail fin. Most individuals are less than 1.9 m (6.2 ft) long. Grey reef sharks are fast-swimming, agile predators that feed primarily on fishes and cephalopods.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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