Friday, July 31, 2009

Lemon Shark

[Originally posted to the Moorea Coral Reef LTER (MCR LTER) Marine Life Encyclopedia]

Sicklefin Lemon Shark - Ma'o 'arava
(Negaprion acutidens)

Sicklefin Lemon Shark - Negaprion acutidens
Photo by Gerick Bergsma

Indopacific, from East Africa to Polynesia.

Reef slopes and channels, as well as sandy bays and lagoons

Fish and crustaceans

Quick Fact
Lemon sharks give birth to live young, and can have up to 14 pups per litter. The sicklefin lemon shark is hunted in various countries for its meat, liver oil and fins for sharkfin soup. 

Learn More
- Wikipedia

- Moorea Biocode Database

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