Scientific Name - Carcharhinus leucas
The Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas), also known as the Zambezi River shark or colloquially Zambi, is common in warm, shallow waters along coasts throughout the world. They are known for their unpredictable behavior and uniquely among the marine sharks they have a tolerance for fresh water and can travel up rivers, posing a threat to those who venture into the water. As a result they are probably responsible for the majority of attacks on humans that take place near the shore, including many attacks attributed to other species . They may be found far from the ocean but are not true freshwater sharks (unlike the river sharks of the genus Glyphis).
- Order: Carcharhiniformes
- Family: Carcharhinidae
- Genus: Carcharhinus
- Species: leucas
- Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Dangerous to Man?
Up to 3.5m
One to 13 pups
Mullet, tarpon, catfishes, menhaden, gar, snook, jacks, mackerel, snappers, stingrays and juvenile sharks
Lake Nicaragua shark, Zambezi shark
Up to 771lb
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