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.
List of the Different Types of Sharks in Trinidad and Tobago
|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|
1. Have there been shark attacks in Trinidad and Tobago?
There has been only one recorded shark attack in the country, a non-fatal incident back in 1938.