Chiloscyllium punctatum is the most common shark species caught in Hutan Melintang and Kuantan in Peninsular Malaysia, whereas Scoliodon laticaudus is the most common shark species in Mukah and Bintulu in Sarawak. There were also some shark species that were recorded only in the South China Sea such as C.
Does Penang have sharks?
Mohammad Shaari (1971) identified six species of sharks and rays from the catch of trawlers operating in Penang waters.
What 2 sharks can live in freshwater?
- the river sharks, Glyphis, true freshwater sharks found in fresh and brackish water in Asia and Australia.
- the bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, which can swim between salt and fresh water, and are found in tropical rivers around the world.
Are there whales in Malaysia?
There are confirmed records of 11 species of marine mammals in Peninsular Malaysian waters (including Singapore): blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens), melon-headed whale (Peponocephala electra), short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus), Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella …
Can you swim in Penang beach?
You can swim in the sea, its just that people choose not to as the seawater is not crystal clear blue.