Sandbar sharks tend to be coastal, typically found on muddy or sandy flats in bays, harbors, estuaries and river mouths. They may also be found offshore, on banks near islands or flat reefs. Sandbar sharks may live in depths ranging from 1 m (inter tidal waters) to 280 m in water with salinities of ~20 parts per thousand (ppt). Juveniles inhabit coastal nursery areas of temperate waters to eat and avoid predation. Adults are migratory and prefer tropical waters.
Range depth: 1 to 280 m.
Average depth: 20-55 m.
Habitat Regions: temperate ; tropical ; saltwater or marine
Aquatic Biomes: pelagic ; coastal
Other Habitat Features: estuarine