Nervous Shark, Carcharhinus cautus (Whitley 1945)

Other Names: Sharks Bay Whaler Shark

A Nervous Shark, Carcharhinus cautus. Source: CSIRO National Fish Collection. License: CC BY Attribution

A small coastal shark often found amongst mangroves.

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Dianne J. Bray, Carcharhinus cautus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 May 2024,

Nervous Shark, Carcharhinus cautus (Whitley 1945)


Escalle, L., Speed, C. W., Meekan, M. G., White, W. T., Babcock, R. C., Pillans, R. D. and Huveneers, C. 2015. Restricted movements and mangrove dependency of the nervous shark Carcharhinus cautus in nearshore coastal waters. Journal of Fish Biology. doi: 10.1111/jfb.12724 Abstract

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CAAB Code:37018034

Max Size:150 cm TL

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