Sharks in Trinidad and Tobago

There are several species of sharks in Trinidad and Tobago, with commonly seen sharks including the blacktip shark, the Caribbean sharpnose shark, and the sandbar shark.

Sharks in Trinidad and Tobago

List of the Different Types of Sharks in Trinidad and Tobago

Species Maximum Size Aggressiveness
Blacknose Shark 3-5 feet Not aggressive
Blacktip Shark 5-8 feet Moderately aggressive
Blue Shark 6-11 feet Not aggressive
Brazilian Sharpnose Shark 1.4-2.5 feet Not aggressive
Caribbean Sharpnose Shark 3-4 feet Highly aggressive
Sandbar Shark 5.5-8.5 feet Not aggressive
Scalloped Hammerhead Shark 9-12 feet Moderately aggressive
Shortfin Mako Shark 6.5-9.5 feet Highly aggressive
Smalleye Smooth-hound 2.2-2.3 feet Not aggressive
Smalltail Shark 3.5-4.5 feet Not aggressive
Smooth Dogfish 4-5 feet Not aggressive (due to their blunt teeth)
Tiger Shark 10-14 feet Highly aggressive



There has been only one recorded shark attack in the country, a non-fatal incident back in 1938.

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