Sharks in Anguilla

Very little information exists about the shark population in Anguilla and what species live there. The most common species are the nurse shark, the Caribbean reef shark, and the tiger shark.

List of the Different Types of Sharks in Anguilla

Species Maximum Size Aggressiveness
Caribbean Lanternshark 1.6-1.7 feet Not aggressive
Caribbean Reef Shark 8-9 feet Not aggressive
Caribbean Sharpnose Shark 3-4 feet Highly aggressive
Great Hammerhead Shark 15-20 feet Highly aggressive
Nurse Shark 7-8 feet Not aggressive
Oceanic Whitetip Shark 10-13 feet Highly aggressive
Scalloped Hammerhead Shark 9-12 feet Moderately aggressive
Silky Shark 7-10 feet Highly aggressive
Tiger Shark 10-14 feet Highly aggressive



There haven’t been any records of shark attacks in Anguilla.


While diving, it is possible to encounter a nurse shark. This species is harmless to humans; however, never disturb a wild species while interacting with them.

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