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bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas

alngethay (uy -)
algnedhaj (uy -)
okolar (uy -)
kuchin (nga'a -)
in Uw Oykangand
in Uw Olkola
"young shark" in Uw Oykangand
in Pakanh

Bull shark

The bull shark or river whaler, Carcharhinus leucas (family Carcharhinidae), is found in coastal streams and can extend remarkably far upland into the interior of the Peninsula. It is dark grey above and white below. It has a fairly heavy body.

It is considered dangerous by many. The avoidance terms for the bull shark include the words "teeth", literally "tooth fish": ubiw algng ilg in Uw Oykangand and upib anduji in Uw Olkola.

e-mail: Philip Hamilton.