Definition of requiem shark in English:

requiem shark

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A migratory, live-bearing shark of warm seas, sometimes also found in brackish or fresh water.
  • Family Carcharhinidae: many species, including the tiger shark, blue shark, and tope
More example sentences
  • Blacktip reef sharks and blacktip sharks are the lightweights of the requiem shark world.
  • Whitetip reef sharks, often described as ‘not aggressive’, are probably the species of requiem shark most often encountered by divers, but the least written about.
  • Grey reef and other requiem sharks need to move about or to be in moving water so that oxygenated water passes across their gills.


mid 17th century: from obsolete French requiem, variant of requin 'shark', influenced by requiem.

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