Here are some Bull shark facts!
Often confused with the Great White shark, the Bull shark belongs amongst the top three most
dangerous sharks roaming in our oceans. In fact, the only things that link these two shark species are the
triangular shape of their teeth, their common ancestor, the Megalodon and they are both sharks.
What else do you know about Bull sharks? Let's discover this type of shark! Here are some Bull
The Bull shark belongs to the order of Carchariniformes. Its scientific name is Carcharhinus
Leucas. Bull sharks are known for their aggressive behavior and the fact that they can live in both freshwater and
saltwater. They can live in rivers, estuaries and some lakes in Central America. In fact, some have been found as
far as 3000 km up the Amazon and Mississippi rivers.
Amongst other facts Bull sharks, you have its description and peculiar behavior. The Bull shark has
a short, wide, rounded snout. It is the shark that is most likely to be involved in shark attacks on humans as it
also swims in river mouths and harbors. In fact, it is involved in most fatalities related to shark attacks. In
several parts of the world, it is considered as a serious threat.
The Bull shark habitats are in both subtropical and tropical coastal waters ranging from Brazil to
Western Australia. The length of a Bull shark can reach up to 3.5 m and its maximal weight can be up to 230 kg. The
Bull shark feeding habits include: turtles, dolphins, fish, seabirds, other sharks and even dogs.
Other interesting facts about the Bull shark concern their
reproduction. For example, bull sharks are viviparous, which means that they give birth to live pups. Their litters
can range from 1 to 13 pups in one delivery.
If you wish to learn more about other types of sharks, I invite you to visit the following main
page of this site: Types of sharks.