Putting its aggressiveness aside this is a magnificent species, It is a large shark with a stout body. The top of the shark is gray and the bottom is white. However do not let the size fool you, even though the size of this shark may seem bulky, it is a very fast swimmer. On average the female Bull shark weighs about 500 pounds and is 5 feet long where the male is smaller weighing around 200 pounds and measuring around 7 feet. On occasion they can grow to about to 11.5 feet in length, although they rarely grow past 9 feet. The bull shark can give birth to 1 to 13 pups per litter. The pups are around 28 inches (2 feet, 4 inches) long at birth.
It is a shark that can live in both fresh and salt water, and travel far up rivers and as mentioned it is responsible for the majority of fatal shark attacks on humans close to the shore. This particular shark can be found primarily in shallow coastal waters and is also common in lagoons, bays, and river mouths. Bull sharks can also be found in brackish and have been caught in the Mississippi River as far upstream as Illinois! It reaches maturity at about 6 years and normally lives beyond 14 years.
In the Atlantic, Bull sharks are part of the large coastal shark management group, which is overfished; commercial and recreational fishing regulations are in place for this species. In the Pacific, Bull sharks are not landed in commercial and recreational fisheries and no management measures are in place. Finning is prohibited.
If you have ever caught and released a Bull Shark you can still get your trophy. All we need to produce your trophy mount is the length, estimated weight and possibly a photo in order to reproduce every detail of the shark. A Bull Shark mount from Gray Taxidermy, the World's Largest Marine Taxidermy and producer of fish mounts, is made from a mold of a real fish, which makes our Bull Shark mounts, the finest reproductions available.