Blacktip reef shark

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Blacktip reef shark
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Carcharhinus
C. melanopterus
Binomial name
Carcharhinus melanopterus
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Range of the blacktip reef shark

Carcharias elegans Ehrenberg, 1871
Carcharias marianensis Engelhardt, 1912
Carcharias melanopterus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Carcharias playfairii Günther, 1870
Squalus carcharias minor Forsskål, 1775
Squalus commersonii* Blainville, 1816
Squalus ustus* Duméril, 1824

* ambiguous synonym

The blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) is a species of shark, in the family Carcharhinidae. They live in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. They are found in shallow, inshore waters. They are usually 1.6 m (5.2 ft).

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  1. Simpfendorfer, C.; Yuneni, R.R.; Tanay, D.; Seyha, L.; Haque, A.B.; Fahmi, Bin Ali, A.; , D.; Bineesh, K.K.; Gautama, D.A.; Maung, A.; Sianipar, A.; Utzurrum, J.A.T.; Vo, V.Q. (2020). "Carcharhinus melanopterus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T39375A58303674. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T39375A58303674.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)