Living Ocean

Sand Tiger Shark
Scientific name: Carcharias Taurus

Average lifespan
More than 15 years
Size
182 to 300 cm
Distribution
A widespread range encompassing all subtropical and tropical oceans except Eastern Pacific.
Did you know?

  • They store the air in their stomachs, which allows them to float motionless in the water while seeking prey.
  • Sand tigers shark are the only shark known to come to the surface and gulp air.
Average lifespan
More than 15 years
Size
182 to 300 cm
Distribution
A widespread range encompassing all subtropical and tropical oceans except Eastern Pacific.
Did you know?

  • They store the air in their stomachs, which allows them to float motionless in the water while seeking prey.
  • Sand tigers shark are the only shark known to come to the surface and gulp air.

Tawny Nurse Shark
Scientific name: Nebrius ferrugineus

Average lifespan
Up to 11 years
Size
Up to 304 cm
Distribution
Indo Pacific Oceans
Did you know?

  • The Tawny nurse shark is the only member of the carpet shark family which survives with intrauterine cannibalism.
  • Once the pups have used up their yolk supply, they will feed on other eggs within the uterus!
Average lifespan
Up to 11 years
Size
Up to 304 cm
Distribution
Indo Pacific Oceans
Did you know?

  • The Tawny nurse shark is the only member of the carpet shark family which survives with intrauterine cannibalism.
  • Once the pups have used up their yolk supply, they will feed on other eggs within the uterus!

Green Sea Turtle
Scientific name: Chelonia mydas

Average lifespan
Up to 125 cm
Size
Up to 80 years
Distribution
Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans
Did you know?

  • Juvenile Green sea turtles are omnivorous, which means they eat both plants and animals.
  • Adult Green sea turtles are mostly herbivorous, meaning they eat plants.
Average lifespan
Up to 125 cm
Size
Up to 80 years
Distribution
Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans
Did you know?

  • Juvenile Green sea turtles are omnivorous, which means they eat both plants and animals.
  • Adult Green sea turtles are mostly herbivorous, meaning they eat plants.

Olive Ridley
Scientific name: Lepidochely solivacea

Average lifespan
Up to 50 years
Size
70 to 76 cm
Distribution
Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans
Did you know?

  • Our Olive ridley sea turtle when he first arrived in aquariaKLCC, he had an abnormal growth on the back flipper, which have been cured and treated by our professional team.
  • Spot Ricky resting at crevices during the day as he loves toplay hide and seek during feeding with our divers
Average lifespan
Up to 50 years
Size
50 to 76 cm
Distribution
Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans
Did you know?

  • Our Olive ridley sea turtle when he first arrived in aquariaKLCC, he had an abnormal growth on the back flipper, which have been cured and treated by our professional team.
  • Spot Ricky resting at crevices during the day as he loves toplay hide and seek during feeding with our divers

Shovelnose Ray
Scientific name: Glaucostegus typus

Average lifespan
Up to 15 years
Size
270 cm
Distribution
Indo Pacific Oceans
Did you know?

  • Like other rays, the Shovelnoserays are known to be quite shy. Some divers was success in getting within a few feetof the species but if they move quickly the rays will be scared off!
  • The rays usually lay on or partly buried in the sand when they are not foraging for food, so it is easy to miss them if you do not see them the move.
Average lifespan
Up to 15 years
Size
250 cm
Distribution
Indo Pacific Oceans
Did you know?

  • Like other rays, the Shovelnoserays are known to be quite shy. Some divers was success in getting within a few feetof the species but if they move quickly the rays will be scared off!
  • The rays usually lay on or partly buried in the sand when they are not foraging for food, so it is easy to miss them if you do not see them the move.

Honeycomb Stingray
Scientific name: Himantura uarnak

Average lifespan
Up to 25 years
Size
Up to 200 cm
Distribution
Indo Pacific Oceans
Did you know?

  • This species is popular with recreational anglers and frequently caught by dragnet, tangle nets, bottom trawls, and longlines. Though sometimes eaten, it do not have market value and usually released. This species is more utilized for its skin and cartilage in Chinese medicine! Its tail may be sold as a curio.
Average lifespan
Up to 25 years
Size
Up to 200 cm
Distribution
Indo Pacific Oceans
Did you know?

  • This species is popular with recreational anglers and frequently caught by dragnet, tangle nets, bottom trawls, and longlines. Though sometimes eaten, it do not have market value and usually released. This species is more utilized for its skin and cartilage in Chinese medicine! Its tail may be sold as a curio.