(J.P. Muller and Henle, 1839)
|Common Name||Zambezi shark, Zambi, Nicaragua shark|
|Species||• C. leucas|
|Conservation Status |
The Bull Shark is in the top 3 most likely sharks to attack, and has attacked humans 163 times from 2013-1880 according to the shark attack files.
These sharks mostly inhabit shallow areas and bays, and are well known as a ferocious killer, although they are just mis-understood.
The Bull Shark is Near Threatened (NT).
Bull Sharks like to eat many things, and will jump at the oppourtunity to eat anything that seems suiting. Typically this is Rays, other Sharks and Bony fish.
Many times these sharks will pursue schools of fish inshore. Like many sharks and predatory fish, Bull Sharks are especially solitary eaters.
This shark is actually one of the most dangerous tropical sharks to prowl the oceans, considering they are found in many coastal places and can even withstand freshwater for long amounts of time. There are many measures to take to avoid an obvious attack woth this shark:
- Avoid swimming at or near river mouths that seem to have turbid waters, as Bull Sharks love to hang out in these areas.
- Avoid swimming into large schools of baitfish in bays and coastal areas, as Bull Sharks may be trying to catch a bit there.
- Don't do this: Shark Expert Attacked while wading with Bull Sharks
|Marine||Marine Habitats • Aquariums • Global Oceans • Ocean Weather
|Vertebrate||Fishes • Mammals • Reptiles • Amphibians • Cartilaginous Fishes • Sharks
|Invertebrate||Arthropod • Mollusca • Echinoderms • Cnidaria
|Conservation Status||Critically Endangered • Endangered • Near Threatened • Vulnerable • Least Concern • Data Deficient • Not Evaluated|