7 Gill Shark

Shark Comparison

  Common Name Scientific Name Length Color Diet Habitat Geographical Location
Bull Shark Bull Shark Carcharhinus leucas Maximum length of 11.5 feet Pale to dark gray above fading to a pale or white underside Fish and small sharks Marine and freshwater shallow habitats Worldwide
Leopard Shark Leopard Shark Triakis semifasciata Maximum length of 7 feet Silver to bronzy gray with dark saddles and spots, lighter underside Small fish, crabs, shrimp, worms, and fish eggs Marine, sandy and muddy bays in shallow water less than 20 feet (6 meters) in depth Eastern Pacific Ocean from Oregon to the Gulf of California
Whale Shark Whale Shark Rhincodon typus Maximum length of 60 feet — largest living fish Greyish, bluish or brownish above with an upper surface pattern of creamy white spots between pale, vertical and horizontal stripes, the underside is white Plankton (microscopic plants and animals) and small schooling fish Marine, open oceans Marine, open oceans
Blue Shark Blue Shark Prionace glauca Maximum length of 13 feet They range in color from a light blue to a deeper shade of it. They may have several shades of blue on their bodies with he darkest colors on the top Squid, bony fish, smaller sharks, sea birds, shrimp, and lobster Most widely distributed animal on the entire planet (everywhere except polar regions) Marine, open oceans
7 Gill Shark Broadnose 7 Gill Shark Notorynchys cepedianus Maximum length of 10 feet Silver-grey or brownish upperparts and paler underparts. Adults also have small black and white speckles on the body and fins Many kinds of bony fish, dolphins, seals, other sharks, rays, and dead matter The broadnose sevengill is a coastal shark. It usually stays in water less than 50 ft deep, in bays and estuaries. However, it also occurs in deeper waters on continental shelves Temperate regions of the world's oceans