Facts about Bronze Whaler Shark, "Scientific name for Bronze Whaler Shark is Carcharhinus brachyurus". The Bronze Whaler Shark breed belongs to the species called requiem. Some of the common names used to refer to this breed include; the copper shark, bronze whaler, or narrow-tooth shark.
Physical Description of Bronze Whaler Sharks
Bronze Whaler shark will grow up to a length of about 10 feet 9 inches (3.3 meters). The Bronze Whaler Shark species doesn’t have any special distinguishing features or marks, however they have a highly recognizable ridge that is right between its dorsal fins and is bronze in color. Their teeth are also quite different compared to the other requiem sharks; they are hook shaped and narrow.
Habitat of Bronze Whaler Sharks
The Bronze Whaler Shark are normally found in temperate areas and will mostly prefer to stay in large groups. Though the Bronze Whaler Shark prefer the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean especially off the coast of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, they can also be found in offshore island coastlines, the inlet waterways, and the man-made harbors. Other areas that the Bronze Whaler Shark species has been spotted includes; the coast of Argentina, The Mediterranean, Indo-Pacific regions and Gulf of Mexico. Bronze Whaler sharks migrate with seasons and the male can not co-exist with the females for an entire year. And this is the main reason why the Bronze Whaler Shark can be seed almost all over the south equator.
The Bronze Whaler Shark exist in waters that are above 54 fah (12 degrees cel and 330 ft (100 meters) in depth.
Social Behavior of Bronze Whaler Sharks
The Bronze Whaler shark doesn’t hunt alone; instead they hunt in large groups this is to their advantage when they are dealing with a large prey.
The Bronze Whaler Shark has been considered an endangered species and fishing them is prohibited.
Despite their massive size and aggressive predatory character, they aren’t deemed to be a threat to the humans. Same as any large predators, Bronze Whaler Sharks get hostile when in presence of food.
They are not very friendly to humans but they don’t harm people unless they are agitated.
There are over 400 types of sharks, Sharks have the most powerful jaws on on earth. Bronze Whaler Sharks jaws, both the upper and lower jaws move. Sharks skin is made of denticles instead of scales like other fish. The denticles are constructed like hard, sharp teeth (tooth-like projection) and this helps to protect the Bronze Whaler Shark from being injury. The Bronze Whaler Shark is carnivores, meaning: an animal that feeds on flesh (Meat). "Scientific name for Shark Selachimorpha"
"Fear of Sharks Selachophobia".