This shark frequents the outer edge of coral reefs in the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
It’s a sedentary and territorial predator that feeds on fish, cephalopods and crustaceans.
The females are viviparous and give birth to 1 to 6 babies that measure around 50 cm.
It grows to an average of 2 metres, and will approach divers quite easily, but may present a danger if it is stimulated with food (shark feeding).
IUCN status: near threatened
Scientific name: Carcharhinus amblyrynchos