Sicklefin lemon shark

Sicklefin lemon shark

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Credit: ALEXIS ROSENFELD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sicklefin lemon shark (Negaprion acutidens). This shark is widespread throughout the Indo-Pacific region. It is dangerous if provoked. The sicklefin lemon shark grows up to 3.8 metres in length, and feeds on smaller sharks, stingrays and bony fish. It inhabits coral reefs, shallow lagoons and mangrove swamps. A blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus, upper right) is also seen. Photographed off Moorea Island, French Polynesia.

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