Dusky Shark

Carcharhinus obscurus
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Carcharhinus obscurus
Other names Black Whaler, Black Whaler Shark, Bronze Whaler, Common Whaler Shark, Dusky Whaler, River Whaler, Slender Whaler Shark, Whaler Shark
Size Up to 4.2 m (13.7 ft)
Weight Up to 346.5 kg (763 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal & brackish waters throughout the water column from surf zones to deep ocean waters
Depth Range 0 - 400 m (1,312 ft)
Dusky Shark Distribution
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