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Family Carcharhinidae

HAWAII

Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos

Maui Ocean Center

French Frigate Shoals, NWHI

GRAY REEF SHARK    Mano

Locally common on tropical reefs adjacent to open water.  Best identified by the bold black trailing edge on the tail and the lack of an interdorsal ridge from the dorsal fin to the tail.   An aggressive territorial species that displays a threat posture before attacking.  Attains 6 feet.  Hawai‘i and the Indo-Pacific.