Carcharhinus limbatus

Species: Carcharhinus limbatus 

English Name: Blacktip Shark

Chinese Name: 黑邊鰭白眼鮫

Family: Carcharhinidae

Description:

The Blacktip Shark has a long, narrow, pointed snout, long gill slits with narrow-cusped upper teeth. This dark grey, ashy blue or dusky bronze on back Shark has a dark band extending rearward along each side. Can grow up to a length of 275cm for male and female. Lives adjacent to continental and insular shelves. Feeds mainly on pelagic and benthic fishes, as well as small sharks and rays, cephalods and crustaceans.

© 2010 Laurens

© 2010 Laurens

© 2014 Die Thukrals

© 2014 Die Thukrals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos used under a Creative Commons license

References:

- Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 – Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO.