Blacktip Reef Shark

Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) is a requiem shark and belongs to the family Carcharhinidae.

Size: small shark not exceeding 1.6 m (5.2 ft.)

Depth: 8-40 meter (26-31 ft.)

Habitat: Coral Reefs, continental and insular shelves, drop offs

Diet: Bony fish, cephalopods, crustaceans, sea snakes, sea birds

Reproduction: Viviparous, gestation period 10-11 months, 2-5 pups

Sexual maturity: around 95-97 meter (37-38 inch); around 7 years of age

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