Palau

Palau - Country Statistics

  • Land area*: 459 squared km

  • Population* (2021): 21,613 

  • Population Growth* (2021): 0.38%

  • Visitors: 

  • Marine area (EEZ)**: 604,253 squared km

  • Population density*** (2018): 38.9 persons/ squared km

  • Urban population* (2020): 81%

  • GDP*** (2019): USD $ 268,354,919 million 

* CIA World Factbook

** Sea Around Us

*** World Bank

Research student: Ms Katelyn Hari (James Cook University)
In-country partners: Dr Vanessa Jaiteh
Checklist of Palau sharks and rays

Current number of shark species

Current number of ray species

Current number of chimaera species

Palau shark and ray photos
If you have photos of sharks and rays that are not shown here, please contact us!
 
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Ornate eagle ray (Aetomylaeus vespertilio)
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Photo by: Jesse Alpert

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Photo by: Mandy Etpison

Thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus)
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Silver tip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus)
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Silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis)
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Photo by: Mandy Etpison

Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas)

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Photo by: Mandy Etpison

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Photo by: Jesse Alpert

Blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus)

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Photo by: Jesse Alpert

Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)

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Photo by: Mandy Etpison

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Giant devil ray (Mobula japanica)
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Photo by: Mandy Etpison

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Chiliean/Sicklefin devil ray (Mobula tarapacana)
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Photo by: Mandy Etpison

Tawny nurse shark (Nebrius ferrugineus)
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Photo by: Mandy Etpison

Oriental blue spotted mask ray (Neotrygon sp.) 
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Broad cowtail ray (Pastinachus ater)
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Pink whipray (Pateobatis fai)
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Bowmouth guitarshark (Rhina ancylostoma)
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Giant guitarfish (Rhynchobatus australiae)
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Scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini)

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Blotched stingray (Taeniurops meyeni)

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Photo by: Jesse Alpert

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Porcupine whipray (Urogymnus asperrimus)
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Photo by: Mandy Etpison

 
Mangrove whipray (Urogymnus granulatus)
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Photo by: Mandy Etpison

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