Black tip reef shark

Blacktip Reef Shark

The blacktip reef shark inhabits the waters of the Indo-Pacific coral reef distributional area. Adults rarely exceed 2 meters in length and often live in groups. However, it is possible to find isolated examples: often it is the case of females about to give birth.

The preferred prey of the blacktip reef shark are small bony fish, crustaceans and cephalopods. It has a rather shy and introverted nature; these sharks are rarely a danger to humans, even though they are attracted by the presence of divers who move about the coral reefs.

Today, the black fin shark is a threatened species because of man’s overfishing of them.

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