Sandbar sharkCarcharhinus plumbeus

The sandbar shark can be found in all tropical seas and in the Mediterranean.
It can grow to 2.50 metres in length and is easily be recognised by its high dorsal fin.
It mainly feeds on fish, and must constantly swim to keep the water flowing over its gills to let it breathe.
This shark is viviparous, in other words, the females can give birth to around fifteen young sharks after 12 months of pregnancy.
IUCN status: vulnerable

Scientific name: Carcharhinus plumbeus