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The bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas), named for its stocky body and ferocious reputation, is most famous for its remarkable ability to thrive in both saltwater and freshwater. It has a grey, robust body, a paler underside, and a blunt, rounded snout. The large, triangular first dorsal fin and moderately large second dorsal fin, as well as the other fins, have dusky tips but are not strikingly marked. Bull sharks have relatively small eyes, indicating that vision is not the most important sense required for hunting in its frequently turbid habitat.




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