Sandbar sharks are found worldwide in tropical and warm temperate waters. These sharks can be found in the western Atlantic, the eastern Atlantic, the western Pacific, the western Indian, and the eastern Indian oceans. They may also be found in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Mediterranean Sea. Important areas for juveniles in United States include Cape Cod, Massachusetts; Cape Canaveral, Florida; Bulls Bay, South Carolina; Delaware Bay, New Jersey; the Chesapeake Bay, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Biogeographic Regions: indian ocean (Native ); atlantic ocean (Native ); pacific ocean (Native ); mediterranean sea (Native )
Other Geographic Terms: cosmopolitan
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