Blacktip reef shark

Carcharhinus melanopterus may be a common reef shark with distinctive black markings on the ends of its fins and a blunt snout. It conjointly incorporates a white streak on its facet. (It isn't a similar because the Carcharhinus limbatus.) It will grow to be concerning 6' (1.6 m) long. the biggest weigh up to thirty avoirdupois unit (13.6 kg).

The blacktip reef shark is wide displayed in aquariums, because it is one in every of the few sharks that will well in captivity.

TEETH
The blacktip reef shark has long, thin, rough teeth fitted to its diet of reef fish.

The teeth ar set in rows that rotate into use as required. the primary 2 rows ar utilized in getting prey, the opposite rows rotate into place as they're required. As teeth ar lost, broken, or worn down, they're replaced by new teeth that rotate into place.

SIZE
The blacktip reef shark is up to concerning six feet (1.6 m) long.

DIET AND looking
The blacktip reef shark largely fare reef fish. It hunts in tiny teams throughout the day. It ordinarily preys upon ganoid fish fishes and mullet.

BLACKTIP REEF SHARK ATTACKS
The blacktip reef shark isn't terribly aggressive however is slightly dangerous to diverse and waders.

HABITAT AND DISTRIBUTION
The blacktip reef shark is incredibly common within the coral reefs and shallow lagoons of the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans. Some have recently entered the Mediterranean (via the city canal).

SOCIAL teams
The blacktip reef shark is mostly a solitary eater, however has been ascertained looking in tiny teams.

REPRODUCTION
These sharks ar viviparous and have litters of 2-4 pups once a sixteen month biological time.

POPULATION COUNT
The blacktip reef shark may be a quite common shark.

BLACKTIP REEF SHARK CLASSIFICATION
Kingdom Animalia (animals)
Phylum phylum Chordata
SubPhylum Vertebrata (vertebrates)
Class Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish)
Subclass Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays)
Order Carcharhiniformes
Family Carcharhinidae
Genus genus Carcharhinus
Species melanopterus

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