Carcharhinus coatesi, or Coates’ Shark, is named after George Coates who collected many sharks, rays and fishes in North Queensland. They are found from the surface to 123 m in the tropical waters of the East Indian to the Western Pacific Ocean, off Australia and New Guinea.
The Coates’ Shark gives birth to a litter of 1-3 pups, each being born at 38 to 40 cm long. Males grow to 87 cm in length while females grow to 88 cm.
This species to known to be harmless to humans.
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