The lemonshark is a stocky and powerful shark. A member of the family Carcharhinidae, lemon sharks can grow to 3.0 m in length. They are often found in shallow subtropical waters and are known to inhabit and return to specific nursery sites for breeding. Lemon sharks are found from New Jersey to southern Brazil in the tropical western Atlantic Ocean. They also live off the coast of west Africa in the southeastern Atlantic. Often feeding at night, these sharks use electroreceptors to find their main source of prey, fish. Lemon sharks use the many benefits of group living such as enhanced communication, courtship, predatory behavior, and protection. It is considered Near Threatened by the IUCN red list. Lemon sharks are not thought to be a large threat to humans.
The subtropical Atlantic lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) is named for its yellow-green colouring. They tend to be tricky and opportunistic – one of these two bit my camera moments after I took this picture. Photograph: John Bantin/John Bantin Source: The Guardian