Sharks in Nicaragua

There are a few species of sharks in Nicaragua’s waters, like bull sharks and some reef sharks. There was once considered a separate species living in Lake Nicaragua. However, it turned out to be the bull shark.

List of the Different Types of Sharks in Nicaragua

Species Maximum Size Aggressiveness
Bigeye Thresher Shark 11-16 feet Not aggressive
Bull Shark 7-12 feet Highly aggressive
Common Thresher Shark 12-18 feet Not aggressive
Great Hammerhead Shark 15-20 feet Highly aggressive
Oceanic Whitetip Shark 5-8 feet Highly aggressive
Scalloped Hammerhead Shark 9-12 feet Moderately aggressive
Shortfin Mako Shark 6.5-9.5 feet Highly aggressive
Silky Shark 7-10 feet Highly aggressive
Whale Shark 18-32 feet Not aggressive

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