Blacktip Shark

Blacktip Shark
Scientific Name: Carcharhinus limbatus
Common Name: Blacktip
Description: The Blacktip Shark is a common tropical and warm-temperate species of inshore and offshore pelagic waters. It is commonly found in close inshore waters, off river mouths and estuaries, muddy bays, mangrove swamps, island lagoons and along drop-offs on coral reefs as well as far offshore. This species is a relatively fast growing shark, reaching maturity at about 4-5 years of age and living longer than 10 years. Number of pups per litter is usually 4 to 6. The maximum size of blacktips off the U.S. eastern seaboard is about 6 feet.

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