What To Look For:
A large, heavy-bodied, yellow-brown to grey-brown
shark that is sluggish during the day, but active
at night. This species lives in shallow coastal
waters, and is often found in defined resting
sites, in schools of up to 30 individuals. Commonly
used in behavioural and physiological research,
this species is also regularly kept in large
Up to 4.3 m.
Tropical and warm temperate Atlantic and Eastern
Bottom-living invertebrates, and fish, including
Complicated courtship with parallel swimming and male
biting female in copulation. Live-bearer, with up to
25 young per litter.
Danger To Humans:
Mainly non-aggressive, altough may bite with a powerful
vice-like grip if provoked.