Graceful Shark

About the Graceful Shark

The graceful shark is a requiem shark found in the Indian Ocean from Somalia to Australia, and in the Western Central Pacific Ocean, around the islands of Southeast Asia. These sharks have been recorded at depths of up to 50 m. They’re stocky and can reach lengths of up to 1.7 m, though most adults are no larger than 1.6 m.  They have small snouts and large fins with black tips.

Their main prey are bony fishes, but they’ll also east cephalopods and crustaceans. Females give birth to live young after a 9 month gestation period. Births usually take place at the beginning of the summer.

This species is not targeted but it’s caught as bycatch. Their numbers are impacted by fishing and thus they’re considered near threatened.

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Scientific Name Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNNear Threatened
Litter Size 3
Common Length 161 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range ? - 50 m
DistributionEastern Indian Ocean, Western Indian Ocean, Western Central Pacific