Gray Reef Shark Structure
The Gray Reef Shark has a broad rounded snout. This shark has no interdorsal ridge. They are driven through the water by a symmetrical heterocercal tail that provides lift and thrust. The origin of the first dorsal fin is over or just in front of the rear tips of the pectoral fins. Their posterior margin of the candual fin shows a mysterious black. The pectoral fins,second dorsal fins,anal fin, and pelvic fin are black with dusty tips. It has a white ventral surface.
Gray Reef Sharks give birth to 1 to 6 pups per litter and their gestation period is about 12 months. The size at birth is between 45 and 60 cm.
Gray Reefs will eat bony fishes, squid, octopi, crabs, and lobsters.
They have been known to attack and kill humans. They will only attack if they feel threatened though.
Gray Reef Sharks live in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. They can live at the surface or 100 meters down. They can only survive in salt water. They dwell both near the shoreline and out in the open ocean.
Tropical and subtropical waters shallow waters (but as deep as 1,000 m) near coral reefs, atolls and lagoons of the: