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Lemon shark: Negaprion brevirostris.
•Distribution: They are found in the tropical western Atlantic Ocean and eastern Pacific Ocean.
•Lifespan: Up to 27years in the wild.
•Size: Lemon sharks can grow to 3.4 metres (11 ft) in length.
•Diet: They mainly feed on smaller fish but have been known to occasionally feed on crustaceans and benthic organisms.
•Conservation status: Near threatened.
•Dangerous?: Most sharks (including this one) are capable of biting a human and it potentially being dangerous. But please remember that on average sharks kill between 5 and 10 humans a year(almost always not on purpose), whereas humans kill 11,000 sharks per hour globally, which works out to be around 100million sharks per year. So who’s the real killer here?
•Did you know?: Dorsal side of lemon shark is yellow to gray in color. Due to specific color, lemon shark easily blends with the sand on the bottom of the sea (color provides camouflage). Lemon shark has white belly.
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