Land Species - All Creatures which live on land in our world.
Air Species - All Creatures which can fly around the world
Water Species - All Creatures which live in the water all across the world.
Extinct Species - All Creatures which use to live in our world but no longer can be found.
World's Creatures - Your #1 Resource Site for the Worlds Species
NAVIGATION MENU
Home
Animal Facts
Featured Species
Endangered Species
Deadliest Animals
Animal Stories
Chatroom
Tell a Friend
Newsletter
Privacy Statement
Contact Us
Bronze Whaler Shark
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Carcharhinus brachyurus
Family Name:
Carcharhinidae
Size:
250cm - 360cm
Weight:
180Kg - 350Kg
Color:
Dark metallic bronze above, becoming brighter on the sides
Diet:
bony fish, small sharks, skates and squid.
HOME >> WATER SPECIES >> SHARKS >> Bronze Whaler Shark


Bronze Whaler Shark

Bronze Whaler Shark Snapshot
 
 
 
Bronze Whaler Shark Picture Gallery
 
 
 
Bronze Whaler Shark Description
  The name bronze whaler is mistakenly used to identify many different species of tropical whaler sharks. In Australia the Bronze Whaler is a single species found only in cool southern waters, from Coffs Harbour, around the southern States, to Jurien Bay in Western Australia.

The brown to grey body colour of the Bronze Whaler Shark (Carcharhinus brachyurus) has an obvious bronze sheen. Many other species of sharks may also display a bronze glow, especially in bright sunlight. The flanks have a pale blaze from below the dorsal fin to the tail. The margins or tips of the fins may be dusky but they are never black or obviously patterned. The upper teeth have a distinct outwardly hooked shape. Adults grow to 300 cm from a size of 60 cm at birth.

Bronze Whalers are often seen close inshore feeding on schooling fish, such as salmon, frequently within the surf zone. They are also found around offshore islands over deep water where they prey on squid as well as pelagic and bottom-dwelling fish

 
Sponsor Ad
 



 
 
 
 
Copyright 2004, WorldsCreatures.com, All Rights Reserved