Silky Shark

Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) is a requiem shark and belongs to the family Carcharhinidae.

Size: average 2.5 meter (8ft.); max. 3.5 meter (11 ft.)

Depth: 50 meters (164 ft.)-200 meters (660 ft.)

Habitat: waters warmer than 23 °C (73 °F),open ocean living close to continental shelf

Diet: Bony fish, crustaceans, squid, swimming crabs

Reproduction: Viviparous, gestation period 12 months, 1-16 pups

Sexual maturity: around 2.15-2.46 meter (7.1-8.1 ft.); around 6-10 years of age

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