Sharks are not man eating machines. Please keep this in mind when reading this post. However, some sharks (whether because they confused a human with a seal, or because the human provoked the shark, etc) have attacked and even killed some humans. Here are the top 25 sharks responsible for the most human incidents based of the ISFA (International Shark Attack File).
20. White Tip Reef Shark
en.wikipedia.org The White tip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus) is a requiem shark in the family Carcharhinidae and the only member of its genus. The white tip reef shark is a small shark which usually doesn’t exceed 5.2 ft. (1.6 m) in length and are recognizable by their slender bodies, short but broad heads, tubular skin flaps beside their nostrils, oval eyes with vertical pupils, and white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins. Though normally not aggressive towards humans, the white tip reef shark has seven human incidents attributed to it’s name. None fatal.
15. Spinner Shark
en.wikipedia.org The spinner shark is a long and slender shark that has a pointed snout. Its body ranges from gray to bronze above and white on its flank and has a narrower jaw compared with other sharks. This guy is responsible for 17 human incidents but surprisingly no casualties according to
10. Shortfin Mako Shark
en.wikipedia.org The shortfin mako shark is characterized by its conical snout, large crescent caudal fin and long caudal keel. It is normally metallic blue or dark gray and grows up to 12.9 feet. The teeth of this shark are large awl-shaped and are non-serrated. It’s responsible for 33 human incidents, two of which were fatal.
5. Nurse Shark
en.wikipedia.org This large-headed shark has a yellow-brown or fully brown body and takes a longer time to mature compared to other sharks. It has small teeth and has a large cusp flanked on each side of its jaws. This shark is an inshore shark that lives on the coral reefs of Brazil and Mexico. Though its responsible for 54 incidents with humans, none of them have been fatal.
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