Special thanks for the foto to Borut Furlan from Slovenia.
IUCN Red List status: Near Threatened
Western Atlantic: Florida, USA to southern Brazil, including the northern Gulf of Mexico and the Antilles.
Found on continental and insular shelves, often near drop-offs on the outer edges of reefs. May rest on the bottom.
Usually found in reefs, at less than 30 m deep. Feed on bony fishes, including bigeyes (Priacanthidae).
Viviparous. Size at birth below 73 cm.
A dangerous species implicated in an abortive attack on divers in the Caribbean.
Carcharhinus perezi (Poey, 1876)
Carcharhinus springeri (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1944)
Eulamia springeri Bigelow & Schroeder, 1944
Platypodon perezii Poey, 1876