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How much do lemon sharks weigh?

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Adult lemon sharks grow to a maximum of about 420 pounds, according to SharkSider. On average, mature adults range from 7 to 8 feet in length.

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The predator's name comes from its pale yellow, brown, grey or olive dorsal pigmentation and lighter yellow underside. The species is found most commonly along the sandy or muddy bottoms of shallow coastal waters from New Jersey down to southern Brazil and throughout the Caribbean. The lemon shark's diet consists of catfish, cowfish, crabs, crayfish, croakers, eagle rays, guitarfish, jacks, mullet, porcupine fish and stingrays. While there have been at least 22 reported attacks against humans, none have been fatal.

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