Tubarão-galha-branca-oceânico

The Galha-branca-oceânico (Carcharhinus longimanus) is a shark species. It lives in tropical warm waters. It can grow up to 4 meters and weigh up to 170 kg. It is one of the three most abundant species in the oceans, along with the shark and the blue-black backs. It is also one of the fastest attack humans. Found in all Brazilian coast. The Galha-branca-oceânico is relatively bulky. His snout is short and rounded. It has dark gray back, clearing to the flanks, and belly yellowish-white. The tips of first dorsal, pectoral and caudal inferior loin are usually white. Although slow and leisurely swim, is very active in looking for food and capable of violent acceleration when excited. Usually solitary, in groups is seen only when there is abundance in food supply, consisting of ocean fish and rays and, rarely, birds, crustaceans, squid and turtles. In case of very hungry can feed even on garbage.