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Bull Shark

Bull Shark (Carcharhinus Leucas)Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas)Adult bull (Carcharhinus leucas) at Shark Reef Marine Preserve, Beqa Lagoon, Fiji
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Bull Shark Facts

Kingdom:
Five groups that classify all living things
Animalia
Phylum:
A group of animals within the animal kingdom
Chordata
Class:
A group of animals within a pylum
Chondrichthyes
Order:
A group of animals within a class
Carcharhiniformes
Family:
A group of animals within an order
Carcharhinidae
Genus:
A group of animals within a family
Carcharhinus
Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species
Carcharhinus Leucas
Type:
The animal group that the species belongs to
Fish
Diet:
What kind of foods the animal eats
Carnivore
Size (L):
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
2.1m - 3.5m (7ft - 11.5ft)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
90kg - 230kg (200lbs - 500lbs)
Top Speed:
The fastest recorded speed of the animal
40km/h (25mph)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for
16 - 25 years
Lifestyle:
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable
Solitary
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct
Least Concern
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
Blue, Grey
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal
Scales
Favourite Food:Fish
Habitat:
The specific area where the animal lives
Shallow and tropical waters
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once
10
Main Prey:Fish, Sharks, Stingray
Predators:
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal
Human, Tiger sharks
Distinctive Features:
Characteristics unique to the animal
Flat, rounded snout and two dorsal fins

Bull Shark Location

Map of Bull Shark Locations

Bull Shark

Bull sharks are mainly found in the warmer and shallower coastal waters of the southern hemisphere. The bull shark is one of the most common species of shark found worldwide.

The bull shark is able to inhabit both salt and freshwater sources just as happily, with one bull shark known to have swum 4,000 km up the Amazon River in South America, finally ending up in the mountainous Peru.

The bull shark is well known for its unpredictable and aggressive temperament and is thought to be one of the most dangerous sharks towards humans. This is probably because the bull inhabits coastal waters and rivers and is therefore more likely to come into contact with swimmers and water sports enthusiasts.

The bull shark is an effective and dominant predator in its environment and so has no real natural predator itself. Bull sharks are occasionally hunted by the bigger shark species such as the tiger shark and the infamous great white shark.

Bull Shark Translations

Català
Tauró camús
Cesky
Žralok bělavý
Dansk
Tyrehaj
Deutsch
Bullenhai
English
Bull shark
Español
Carcharhinus leucas
Suomi
Härkähai
Français
Requin bouledogue
Bahasa Indonesia
Hiu banteng
Italiano
Carcharhinus leucas
Magyar
Bikacápa
日本語
オオメジロザメ
Nederlands
Stierhaai
Norsk
Oksehodehai
Polski
Żarłacz tępogłowy
Português
Tubarão-cabeça-chata
Svenska
Tjurhaj
Türkçe
Boğa köpekbalığı
中文
公牛鯊

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First Published: 1st December 2008, Last Updated: 9th January 2017 [View Sources]

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 01 Dec 2008]
2. David Burnie, Kingfisher (2011) The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2011]
3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 01 Dec 2008]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 01 Dec 2008]

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