Sandbar Shark Carcharhinus plumbeus

Sandbar Shark
Sandbar Shark
Sandbar Shark
The Sandbar Shark, recognised by its massive first dorsal fin, is native to mainly tropical and subtropical coastal waters of the Atlantic (eastern and western), Indian and western Pacific Oceans.
Sandbar Shark
Sandbar Shark
Sandbar Shark
In addition to the high, triangular first dorsal fin, it has particularly long pectoral fins and a rounded snout. It is also known in English as the Brown Shark, but has a greyish topside as indicated by its scientific name plumbeus and French/Spanish names "gris". It grows to 2.5 metres long.
Sandbar Shark
Sandbar Shark
Sandbar Shark
It is one of the most fished sharks of the northeastern American coast, particularly prized for its massive dorsal fin, and is vulnerable from overfishing.