Dusky Shark
Carcharhinus obscurus

(Lesueur, 1818)

Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Subclass Elasmobranchii
Order Carcharhiniformes
Family Carcharhinidae
Genus Carcharhinus
Species • C. obscurus
Conservation Status
(IUCN 3.1)

The Dusky Shark (Carcharhinus obscurus) is a large, predatory shark that eats mainly Bluefish. It is a requiem shark in the Family of Carcharhinidae.

It is found in coastal areas in most of the Atlantic Ocean, including parts of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a slightly dangerous shark, capable of inflicting severe injury and, on rare occasions, death.

Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated

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