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Family – Carcharhinidae Genus – Carcharhinus Species – limbatus. Common Names. The blacktip shark gets its name from its distinctive black. Geographic Range. The blacktip shark is widespread in all tropical and subtropical continental waters. These waters include: the Western Atlantic Ocean . Learn more about the Blacktip shark – with amazing Blacktip shark videos, photos and facts on Arkive.

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However, this interpretation has not been borne out by studies of mitochondrial and ribosomal DNAwhich instead suggest affinity with the blacknose carcyarhinus C. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Blacktips are used as a food source for human consumption.

ADW: Carcharhinus limbatus: INFORMATION

The young remain in the calm, food-rich nursery area until autumn 2 5. Join us today or show your support with a monthly donation. It is listed as a game fish by the International Game Fish Association. The Animal Diversity Web is limbatuw educational resource written largely carchharhinus and for college students.

They are known to feed on other elasmobranch species such as dogfishessharpnose sharksyoung dusky sharksskatesand stingrays.

Blacktip shark

This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. In waters off the southeastern U. They lack an interdorsal ridge. The first dorsal fin originates slightly over or behind insertion point of pectoral fins along inner margin 5.


carcharhunus The type specimens were two individuals caught off Martiniqueboth of which have since been lost. In the absence of males, females are also capable of asexual reproduction. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. Carcharhinus limbatus Shark Facebook. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: The closest relatives of the blacktip shark were originally thought to be the graceful shark C.

Pectoral fins In fish, the pair of fins that are found one on each side of the body just behind the gills.

Blacktip sharks often occur in large schools, which with their highly energetic temperament, can result in competitive feeding frenzies when confronted with immense shoals of fish or the waste of a shrimp trawler being dumped overboard 2 4.

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The polyps live only on the reef surface. Hopefully, careful fisheries management, and measures to protect coastal habitats will ensure that the blacktip shark never moves into this category.

Viviparous, with a yolk-sac placenta, 1 to 10 young per litter. Near Threatened The blacktip shark is currently managed by the National Marine Fisheries Service as a large coastal species in the Atlantic shark fishery. Young blacktip sharks spend the first months of their lives in shallow nurseries, and grown females return to the nurseries where they were born to limbatsu birth themselves.


Some of these jumps are the end product of feeding runs, in which the shark corkscrews vertically through schools of small fish and its momentum launches it into the air. The meat is of high quality and marketed fresh, frozen, or dried and salted.

Bray, Carcharhinus limbatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 01 Janhttp: Their first dorsal fin limbatua slightly posterior back from their pectoral fins and high on the midsection of their backs with a narrow, pointed tip.

First dorsal fin has a short free rear tip 4. Sicklefin lemon shark N. University of California Press.

Crustaceans and squids are also occasionally taken. Analysis of mitochondrial DNA has also revealed two distinct lineages within this species, one occupying the western Atlantic and the other occupying the eastern Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Age and growth of two commercially important sharks Carcharinus tilstoni and C.

Gestation period is 10 to 12 months. There have been instances of blacktip attacks on humans, though these instances are very rare.