from the dermal denticles rubbing up against your fragile skin.
However, Carcharhinus falciformis or the silky shark, has a softer feel than most.
This shark is commonly found in the tropical, epipelagic waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. Although usually pelagic (being caught as deep as 4,000m or 12,400 ft), they are known to also venture shallow waters of up to 18 m (56 ft). They’re active swimmers found patrolling deepwater reefs or continental shelves. They tend to school with others of similar size, with smaller sharks being found in coastal nurseries or around schools of tuna.
They are viviparous animals, with females in the western Atlantic giving birthday in May/June alternating years. The gestation period lasts about 12 months (not the worst, but still!). Shark litter numbers range from 6-14 in the western Atlantic, 9-12 in the eastern Atlantic, 9-14 in the western Indian, and 2-11 in the central Indian.
Due to its range (out in deep waters), it causes little threat to the average human; it has been known to display threat postures to warn divers/free divers to get out. Like most sharks, they are vulnerable to over-fishing due to its long gestation period, low number of offspring and slow growth rate. However, they are currently listed as Least Concern, “LC” by the IUCN.