Carcharhinus perezi

Caribbean reef shark | tiburón de arrecife caribeño

shark tooth

Tall tooth with a narrow crown, inclined distal edge, and a well-developed or rounded distal angular notch; medium to coarse serrations; straight crowns.

Size: 5-15 mm (height).

Ecology: inhabits tropical nearshore waters (0-30 m), feeding on bony fishes, cephalopods, and rays; known to reach 3 m in length.

Geological range: Miocene-Recent.

Geographic distribution: Caribbean and Western Atlantic.