Milk Shark

By:Macy Hurley

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Milk Shark

Scientific Name:

Rhizoprionodon actus


Family Name:

Carcharhinidae


Order:

Carcharhiniformes

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Physical Appearance

  • Greyish Brown on top and a white on it's stomach
  • Large eyes
  • pointed snout
  • Small (5 to 6 feet)
  • narrow triangular smooth edged teeth

Lifespan and Size

Size:

152.4 to 167.64 cm


Lays eggs or gives birth?

Gives birth


Lifespan:

8 years

Feeding habits

  • The Milk shark uses electroreception
  • eats Benthic and Pelagic fish as well as invertebrates

Habitat

  • Lives in the Eastern Atlantic
  • Madeira and Mauritania South of Angola
  • is a Tropical species
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Random

  • Inshore species
  • most common taken shark off Northern Australia

Citations

  • "Species Profiles." :: Florida Museum of Natural History. Dickinson Hall, n.d. Web. 16 May 2016.
  • "Milk Shark." - Information & Pictures of S. 'C26 Web Marketing', n.d. Web. 16 May
2016.

  • "Milk Shark." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 26 Aug. 2015. Web. 17 May
2016.