The behaviour of sharks in captivity


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  • Syed Makhdoom Hussain University of Karachi, Karachi 75270, Pakistan

Abstract

Six species of sharks, viz. Engomphodus taurus (sand tiger), Ginglymostoma cirratum (nurse shark),
Negoprion brtvirostris (lemon sharks), Carcharhinus plumbeus (sand bar), C. limbatus (Pacific black
tip), and C. leucas (bull shark), were selected to understand some patterns of shark's behaviour. The
general behavioural patterns like follows, circles and give ways were commonly noted among all the
6 species; however, each species was found to differ from the other. Locomotion in shirk was found
to be a combination of anguilliform and crangidform modes. Swimming speed for 6 sharks was measured
as distance (cm) travelled per second. Black tip sharks showed highest speed while sand tigers were
found to exhibit lowest speed.

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  • Syed Makhdoom Hussain, University of Karachi, Karachi 75270, Pakistan
    University of Karachi, Karachi 75270, Pakistan

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Hussain, S. M. (2011). The behaviour of sharks in captivity. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 38(3), 151-156. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJF/article/view/10394