Blacktip Shark

Species name:

Carcharhinus limbatus


The blacktip shark is a mid-sized, highly active piscivore, and is found worldwide in tropical and subtropical coastal waters.  In some regions, this species is actively sought after as a game fish due to their willingness to fight when hooked.

Conservation Status: 

Assessed as near-threatened by the IUCN

Geographic Range:

Worldwide in coastal tropical and subtropical aquatic habitats