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Carcharhinus plumbeus (Thickskin shark; Shark; Sandbar shark; Sand shark; Queriman shark; Northern whaler shark; Brown shark; Large finned shark)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) is a species of requiem shark, and part of the family Carcharhinidae, native to the Atlantic Ocean and the Indo-Pacific. It is distinguishable by its very high first dorsal fin and inter-dorsal ridge. It is not to be confused with its similarly named shark cousin, the sand tiger shark, Carcharius taurus. Natural predators are the tiger sharks, and rarely great white sharks. The sandbar sharks prey on fish, rays, and crabs. The longevity of the sandbar shark is typically 35–41 years.
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Adult Weight [1]  143.301 lbs (65.00 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  14 years
Male Maturity [1]  14 years 4 months
Litter Size [1]  8
Maximum Longevity [1]  32 years
Migration [2]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  

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Aegean Sea; Agulhas Current; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Arabian Sea; Argentina; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Australia; Bahamas; Bahrain; Belize; Benguela Current; Benin; Brazil; Cameroon; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; China; Colombia; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Coral Sea and GBR; Costa Rica; Cuba; Cyprus; Djibouti; East Brazil Shelf; East Central Australian Shelf; East China Sea; Ecuador; Egypt; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Fiji Islands; France; Gabon; Galapagos Islands; Gambia; Ghana; Great Barrier Reef; Greece; Guatemala; Guinea Current; Gulf of Aden; Gulf of Aqaba; Gulf of Mexico; Gulf of Oman; Hawaii (USA); Honduras; Hong Kong; Iberian Coastal; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Iraq; Israel; Italy; Japan; Jordan; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Macau; Madagascar; Malaysia; Malta; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Mexico; Monaco; Morocco; Mozambique; New Caledonia; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Norfolk Island; North Australian Shelf; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Ogasawara Islands; Oman; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Persian Gulf; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Portugal; Qatar; Red Sea; Revillagigedo; Ryukyu Islands; Réunion; Sao Tomé and Principe; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Seychelles; Slovenia; Somalia; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; South China Sea; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Southwest Australian Shelf; Spain; Sudan; Syrian Arab Republic; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Togo; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; Tuvalu; USA (contiguous states); United Arab Emirates; Uruguay; Venezuela; Viet Nam; West Central Australian Shelf; Western Atlantic: southern Massachusetts, USA to Argentina (Ref. 58839); also Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, Cuba and south and west Caribbean (Ref. 26938). Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to Democratic Republic of the Congo, including the Mediterranean. Indo-Pa; Western Atlantic: southern Massachusetts, USA to Argentina (Ref. 58839); also Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, Cuba and south and west Caribbean (Ref. 26938). Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to Democratic Republic of the Congo, including the Mediterranean. Indo-Pacific: scattered records ranging from the Red Sea, Persian Gulf and East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands. Eastern Pacific: Revillagigedo and Galapagos islands (Ref. 28023).; Yellow Sea; Yemen;

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1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000)
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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