Black tip shark

The black tip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) can reach a maximum length of more than two meters. Beside other characteristics he can be differs from the -often mistaken- reef black tip shark (Charcharinus melanopterus) by his world wide occurence and the size. The name-giving and most characterstic feature are the black ends on all fins. He lives typically in costal waters and is a fast swimmer, which can lead to mostly unserious misunderstandings with divers. The fast movements are his nature. It don't means nervousity or similar. After a gestation period of around one year the subadults are born is costal waters and becomes turn adrift. The black tip shark is believed to be harmless for humans.

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