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Milk Shark
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Rhizoprionodon acutus
Family Name:
Carcharhinidae
Size:
6 ft (1.8 m)
Weight:
11 Pnds (5 kg)

Color:
gray above and white below

Diet:
small fish (like sardines, herring, and flatfish) and invertebrates (like squid, octopus, shrimp, and crabs).
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Milk Shark

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Milk Shark Description
  The Milk Shark is a common requiem shark that is found in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Indo-West Pacific Ocean. It grows to be up to 6 ft (1.8 m) long, and has a long, slim body. The mouth has long, characteistic labial folds at the corners that differentiate it from other requiem sharks. It is gray above and white below. The milk shark eats small fish (like sardines, herring, and flatfish) and invertebrates (like squid, octopus, shrimp, and crabs). This shark is harmless to humans. It is called the milk shark because in India, it is believed that eating its meat will improve the milk production of a mother.  
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