Off the Atlantic coast of the U.S., bull sharks are found from Massachusetts to the Gulf of Mexico. Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Oceanic Whitetip Shark - Carcharhinus longimanus Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Caribbean Reef Shark - Carcharhinus perezi Africa Antarctic Asia Australia/Oceania Europe North America South America NH Species The tiger shark is found in temperate and tropical waters around the world, with the exception of the Mediterranean Sea. There is some confusion behind the origin of their name. Source: BBC Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No, Blue Shark - Prionace glauca The lemon shark is 7-12 feet in length. Requiem Sharks are typically aggressive hunters with a varied diet, so often times they will attack if provoked or even just curious about humans as a food source. Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Silvertip Shark - Carcharhinus albimarginatus Other Requiem Sharks include Blacktip Sharks and Spinner Sharks, and it is easy to confuse them all. Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Lemon Shark - Negaprion brevirostris Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Finetooth Shark - Carcharhinus isodon Source: NOAA Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Narrowtooth Shark - Carcharhinus brachyurus Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Graceful Shark - Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides Copyright © 2020 Welcome To SharkSider.com!. Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Silvertip Shark - Carcharhinus albimarginatus The silvertip shark is a species of requiem shark found in the tropical waters of the Indian, Pacific, and possibly Atlantic oceans. In the U.S., the spinner shark is found in the western Atlantic from North Carolina to the northern Gulf of Mexico and the Bahamas. The blacktip shark is found in tropical to subtropical coastal, shelf, and island waters around the world. Since most requiem sharks share the same physical characteristics and overlapping habitats, they are incredibly hard to tell apart from one another. They are typically found in barrier reefs, along coasts, and in estuaries. Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Galapagos Shark - Carcharhinus galapagensis It is called... White Tip Reef Shark In Coral Reefs Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Gray Reef Shark - Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos Mysterious fish from the far sea have started appearing. The smalltail shark is found in shallow coastal waters in the western Atlantic Ocean from the northern Gulf of Mexico to southern Brazil and in the eastern Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of California south to Peru. The finetooth shark is around 6 feet in length. The Galapagos shark is around 10 feet in length. It is found from Maine to Argentina in the western Atlantic Ocean. Source: Queensland Government Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No, Speartooth Shark - Glyphis glyphis Requiem Sharks are incredibly fast and effective hunters. The blue shark has a pointed snout and huge eyes. In the North Pacific, the lemon shark is found from the Gulf of California and Baja California south to Ecuador. Source: Monterey Bay Aquarium Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Sandbar Shark - Carcharhinus plumbeus This behavior is often called a “feeding frenzy” though this term is a misnomer because it is a very directed, deliberate behavior and not just a mindless killing spree. Finetooth Shark - Carcharhinus isodon On the Pacific Coast, it is found from southern California south to Mexico. In the U.S., they are found off the coast of Hawaii. The bull shark is found in tropical to subtropical coastal waters around the world. Atlantic Ocean Indian Ocean Mediterranean/Black Sea Pacific Ocean Click for More Info Click for Image, Blacknose Shark - Carcharhinus acronotus Requiem Sharks are a family of sharks of the order Carcharhiniformes, which is the largest order of sharks containing 260 unique species. So the frequency of attacks is not necessarily because of the nature of Requiem Sharks, but more because of the circumstances of human interactions. Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Whitetip Reef Shark -Triaenodon obesus The bull shark can be very aggressive. It is also found in Hawaii. Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Nervous Shark - Carcharhinus cautus It is also found in Hawaii. Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Sickelfin Lemon Shark - Negaprion acutidens Requiem Sharks are often considered the “garbage cans” of the sea because they will eat almost anything, even non-food items like trash. Tiger sharks are one of the top three sharks implicated in unprovoked fatal attacks throughout the world. Species of Requiem Sharks vary in size from the smallest, the Australian Sharpnose Shark at 2.26 ft (69 cm) to the largest the Tiger Shark at 18 ft (5.5 m). Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Tiger Shark - Galeocerdo cuvier Averaging around 3.1 m and preferring cooler waters, the blue shark migrates long distances, such as from New England to South America. What Are Some Species Of Requiem Shark? Blacktip Shark - Carcharhinus limbatus Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Sandbar Shark - Carcharhinus plumbeus The blacktip shark is named for the black tips on its fins. Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Night Shark - Carcharhinus signatus The Pondicherry shark (Carcharhinus hemiodon) is an extremely rare, possibly extinct species of requiem shark, family Carcharhinidae. 4) Using the guide Discussion Key to Carcharhinidae Species accounts Blue shark, Prionace glauca (Fig. Family. The blacknose shark is found in the western Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina south to Brazil. Depending on the species, their mating season varies from late Spring to early Autumn. Source: National Geographic Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No, Tiger Shark - Galeocerdo cuvier The blacktip shark sometimes leaps above the water and crashes back down. Most Requiem Sharks hunt alone, however some species like the White Tip Reef Sharks and Lemon Sharks are cooperative feeders and will hunt in packs through coordinated, timed attacks against their prey. Source: Aquarium of the Pacific Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes. It is a large macropredator, capable of attaining a length over 5 m (16 ft 5 in). In the western Atlantic, the silky shark is found from Massachusetts to Brazil. Source: Shedd Aquarium Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No, Blacktip Reef Shark - Carcharhinus melanopterus The sandbar shark is a stocky shark with a large dorsal fin. Their pups are usually born in the brackish waters of river mouths and estuaries, where food is plentiful and the dark waters help camouflage them, giving them a greater chance at life. Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Speartooth Shark - Glyphis glyphis Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Bignose Shark - Carcharhinus altimus The finetooth shark is found in western Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina south to Cuba and southern Brazil. In the eastern Pacific Ocean it is found from the Gulf of California, Mexico, south to Colombia and Ecuador. The oceanic whitetip shark is found in tropical to subtropical waters around the world. The night shark is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, found in the temperate and tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Sharks in this family are usually gray to brown in color and include the tiger shark, the lemon shark, the blue shark, and the bull shark. It has also been recorded in the Fly River in Papua New Guinea. The dusky shark is a large shark with a slender body and a rounded snout. Source: National Geographic Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No, Bull Shark - Carcharhinus leucas The lemon shark eats fish, mollusks, and crustaceans. It can dive to depths of 2600 feet. Source: NOAA Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No, Blacktip Shark - Carcharhinus limbatus They are highly migratory, and hunt their prey along great distances, but they prefer warm tropical waters. Juvenile tiger sharks have tiger-like stripes that fade as they get older. Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Spinner Shark - Carcharhinus brevipinna Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Oceanic Whitetip Shark - Carcharhinus longimanus Over half of all shark attacks are attributed to Requiem Sharks. Requiem sharks all have round eyes with nictating membranes. Separation sheet for Carcharhinus species without an interdorsal ridge (Fig. They are migratory hunters that follow their food sources across entire oceans. Most are more active during the night. Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Blacktip Reef Shark - Carcharhinus melanopterus The male bull shark is around 7 feet in length. The blacktip reef shark is found in tropical waters in the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Whitetip Reef Shark -Triaenodon obesus Though most Requiem Sharks all share very common features, the family includes 60 unique types of sharks. The whitecheek shark is found from the  Arabian Gulf east to to Taiwan and Japan and south to Indonesia and northern Australia. it sometimes has white tips on other fins. They are found in tropical and temperate waters. The sickelfin lemon shark is found in tropical waters in the Indian Ocean and the west and central Pacific Ocean. A small and stocky grey shark, it grows not much longer than 1 m (3.3 ft) and has a fairly long, pointed snout. Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Caribbean Sharpnose Shark - Rhizoprionodon porosus Source: Monterey Bay Aquarium Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Galapagos Shark - Carcharhinus galapagensis The dusky shark is found along continental coastlines in tropical and temperate waters in oceans around the world. Information About Sharks, For Shark Lovers, Sharks Of The World Have Added Some Strange Items To Their Diet, Blue Shark Facts That Will Not Make You Blue, 5 Interesting Locations That Different Types Of Sharks Have Been Found. They also have five gill slits along the sides of their heads. Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game, Location Key Requiem Sharks are just one of the many 440 wonderful species of sharks roaming our oceans, but since we often interact with them more than other types of sharks, it’s great to get to know them. Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Gray Reef Shark - Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos The Copper Shark is an off-shore shark, living in deeper warm waters, but can be found exploring shallow areas frequently. Requiem Sharks are generally a well known species of shark. The tiger shark is 10-14 feet in length. Family Carcharhinidae: Requiem sharks (large, viviparous, 48 species) Genus Carcharhinus 29 species, including the Dusky shark , Silky shark, bull shark , blacktip reef shark , Oceanic whitetip shark , sandbar shark , galapagos shark , Blacknose shark , etc. Lemon sharks are bottom dwellers and prefer shallow tropical shallow waters. Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Lemon Shark - Negaprion brevirostris Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Dusky Shark - Carcharhinus obscurus The Atlantic sharpnose shark is found from New Brunswick, Canada south through the Gulf of Mexico. The whitetip reef shark lives in and around coral reefs. However, because so many share very similar characteristics, they are hard to tell apart which can often lead to confusion about their unique behaviors. The night shark is up to 9 feet in length. Off the east coast of the U.S., blacktip sharks are found from New England to Mexico. Habitat: warm coastal waters and coral reefs Location: world-wide Size: range between 3-18 feet Description: Requiem sharks have round eyes and five gill slits.They are gray or brown; however, most often they have a lighter underbelly. Most often, different species are identified by the patterning on their pectoral fins. The mouth has long labial folds at the corners that distinguish this species from other requiem sharks. Sharks have a reputation of being dangerous to humans, aggressive and harmful. So even though they are extremely well studied, it can be difficult to successfully track the behaviors of each unique subspecies of Requiem Shark. Source: Enchanted Learning Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary School Teacher Section: No, Blacktip Reef Shark - Carcharhinus melanopterus Source: Queensland Government Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No, Whitecheek Shark - Carcharhinus dussumieri Tiger Shark Photo taken by Albert Kok Tiger Shark – Galeocerdo cuvier It is the only living species of the genus Galeocerdo and is also known as sea tiger, but it should not be confused with another species called leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata). https://animals.howstuffworks.com/fish/sharks/most-dangerous-shark.htm It is also found in the Gulf of Mexico. Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Blue Shark - Prionace glauca Tiger sharks will eat just about anything including fish, turtles, marine mammals, sea birds, garbage, and even car license plates. Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Silky Shark - Carcharhinus falciformis Their bodies are long, slender and tapered, and they have rounded snouts with no spiracles (except on Tiger Sharks). The blacktip shark has a long, pointed snout and small eyes. We will refer to these sharks as Copper Sharks from this point, but remember that it also includes the Bronze Whalers. The dusky shark is a long-distance seasonal migrator. Off the Pacific coast of the U.S., bull sharks are found from southern California to the Gulf of California. It is also found along the coast of Brazil. The Great White Shark. In fact, an estimated 60% of all Requiem Shark attacks are the product of provoked attacks. The males respond by biting the female sharks until one accepts the advances. Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Tiger Shark - Galeocerdo cuvier There are around 50 species of small to large sharks in this family. Threatened in US Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in NH They tend to be grey or brown in color with a white belly, a type of camouflage known as countershading. The whitetip reef shark is found in the Indian and Pacific oceans. Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes The sharks in this family are live-bearing and there are over 250 species! The silvertip shark is 6-8 feet in length. The whitetip reef shark has a white tip on its dorsal and upper tail fin. Source: Enchanted Learning Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary School Teacher Section: No Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Atlantic Sharpnose Shark - Rhizoprionodon terraenovae They tend to be most active at night time, where their impressive eyesight can help them sneak up on unsuspecting prey. The Red Sea requiem sharks are part of the family of the Carcharhinidae. ` They most commonly found between North Carolina and Texas. Populations are found in many tropical and temperate waters, especially around central Pacific islands. Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Blacktip Shark - Carcharhinus limbatus Requiem Sharks. Conservation Status: Vulnerable. They are one of the largest and best-known families of sharks, second in number to the Catsharks. Males and females migrate in separate groups. The graceful shark is found in tropical waters of the Indian and west Pacific oceans. Blacktip reef sharks are not aggressive, but they are curious and will approach divers. A typical carcharhinid, the Blacktip Shark (Carcharhinus [Aprionodon] limbatus) conforms to the popular conception of a 'typical' shark.In the Bahamas, divers often confuse this species with the similar Caribbean Reef Shark (C. perezi), from which it can readily be distinguished by its anal fins which are not black-tipped. The silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) is a species of requiem shark, family Carcharhinidae, named for the smooth texture of its skin.It is one of the most abundant sharks in the pelagic zone, and can be found around the world in tropical waters.Highly mobile and migratory, this shark is most often found over the edge of the continental shelf down to a depth of 50 m (164 ft). The Prized Fish are high value species (called Legendary is KR), linked to Fishing Mastery (not yet in our region, only these few species) and added to the game in the EU/NA Region with the latest 24 October 2018 Patch Notes as:. There are around 51 species of small to large sharks in this family. The sandbar shark is found in coastal temperate and tropical waters in oceans around the world. Since they are often found swimming in the same warm, coastal waters as humans, they are easy track and observe. The sandbar shark is 6.5-8 feet in length. They are pelagic and rarely come near the shore. World Status Key Source: NOAA Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No, Hardnose Shark - Carcharhinus macloti Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Tiger Shark - Galeocerdo cuvier It can dive to depths of 2600 feet. US Status Key Their snouts are filled with sharp, blade-like teen with a single cusp. In the eastern Pacific it is found from southern California to Peru. The whitetip reef shark is 5-7 feet in length. 3) Separation sheet for Carcharhinus species with an interdorsal ridge (Fig. Blacktip reef sharks live in shallow lagoons and on coral reefs. The most commonly known Requiem Sharks include: Requiem Sharks are found in oceans all over the world. Source: Monterey Bay Aquarium Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Whitetip Reef Shark -Triaenodon obesus The female is around 11.5 feet in length. Night Shark - Carcharhinus signatus Their first dorsal fin is placed in front of their Preferring cooler waters, blue sharks migrate long distances, such as from New England to South America.  Although generally lethargic, they can move very quickly. The lemon shark is pale yellow-brown to gray. The night shark is found in coastal waters from Delaware to Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Brazil, and along the west coast of Africa. [4] Populations are found in many tropical and … In North America, the narrowtooth shark is found from North Carolina south to Brazil. The Galapagos shark arches its back, lowers its pectoral fins, and swims in figure-eights when it is threatened by a predator. The Silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) is a large species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae. The speartooth shark is a requiem shark, one of six species of shark that can also inhabit freshwater. Source: NOAA Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Bull Shark - Carcharhinus leucas Source: National Geographic Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No, Blacktip Shark - Carcharhinus limbatus Behind their gills, they have large pectoral fins. This species favors clear reef environments around oceanic islands, where it is often the most abundant shark species. It prefers the waters around ocean islands. Typically when it is mating season the females will release chemicals into the water signaling the males they are ready for copulation. The species commonly seen in the Gulf of California and Revillagigedo islands include: the Galapagos shark Carcharhinus galapaguensis,the silky shark Carcharhinus falciformis, and the dusky shark Carcharhinus obscurus. The Caribbean reef shark preys on bony fish and large crustaceans. Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes, Atlantic Sharpnose Shark - Rhizoprionodon terraenovae It normally stalks islands and coral reefs at depths of up to 1km. The Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) is a species of requiem shark, belonging to the family Carcharhinidae.