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Silky Shark
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Carcharhinus Falciformis
Family Name:
Carcharhinidae
Size:
3.3 m (10 ft)
Weight:
under 248 lbs
Color:
Dark gray with a bronzy tint dorsally and white ventrally
Life Span:
22+ years
Diet:
A variety of bony fish, cephalopods, and to a lesser extent, crustaceans. Tuna, albacore, mullet, mackerel, porcupine fish, squid, nautiluses, and various crabs.
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Silky Shark

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Silky Shark Description
  The Silky Shark has a slender body with a low ridge between the dorsal fins. It has long pectoral fins and a heterocercal tail. The second dorsal and anal fins have long free rear tips. It has serrated triangular teeth in the upper jaw. The lower jaw teeth are more slender and smooth-edged.
 
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