Australian blacktip shark

The blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus, is a species of requiem shark, family Carcharhinidae.

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The Australian blacktip shark is one of the two (together with C. sorrah) most abundant shark species in commercial gill-net catches off northern Australia . Black markings on the tips of both dorsal fins, and the pectoral and lower caudal fins distinguish C. More

The common and Australian blacktip sharks have black tips on all but the anal fin, however they are indistinct on adults. More

The Australian Blacktip shark often occurs in large aggregations. It has a seasonal reproductive cycle producing, 1-6 pups in January after a 10 month period. More

No image of Australian blacktip shark found in the Shark Database Range Map Earth Map Systematics Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata) Class: Carlilagenous Fishes (Chondrichthyes) Order: Ground sharks (Carcharhiniformes) More

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Order : Carcharhiniformes
Family : Carcharhinidae
Genus : Carcharhinus
Species : Carcharhinus limbatus
Authority : Whitley, 1950