Lemon Shark

Front view of a lemon shark. Photo credit: Michel Labrecque of Plongee Diving.

The lemon shark lives mainly in the Caribbean as well as along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Its coloring, is mostly brown with a hint of yellow, allowing it to stay camouflaged near sandy bottoms.

The Negaprion brevirostris generally swim around the 300-foot level, though they dive much deeper when they’re on the hunt for prey. The feed on squid, stingrays, crustaceans and some sea birds. They also hunt other sharks.

The female of the species gives birth bi-annually to a small litter of four to more than 10 young that begin their lives fighting for their own survival without their mother’s care. Lemon shark can grow up to 10 feet.


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