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    Carcharhinus leucas

                                                                                                    Photo Credit: (c) Doug Perrine

    Common apex predator that inhabits estuarine, nearshore and offshore waters of both the
    Gulf and Atlantic coasts of Florida. Commonly enters estuarine waters and is one of the
    few shark species that may inhabit freshwater, sometimes venturing hundreds of miles
    inland via coastal river systems.

    Versatile and opportunistic feeder. Stomach contents have included a variety of bony
    fishes and invertebrate species, sharks, rays, dolphins, sea turtles, and sea birds.

    Gives birth to live young. Litters contain 1-13 pups. Size at birth about 2.4 feet. Utilizes
    shallow bays and coastal lagoons as nursery areas.

    Maximum size about 11 feet. Matures at approximately 14-18 years of age (about 6.5 feet)
    and is estimated to live 24+ years.

    Human factors
    Constitutes only a small portion of the commercial shark fishery. Hardy species; does well
    in captivity. One of the more dangerous shark species, accounting for the third highest
    number of attacks on humans.

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