Black Tip Reef Shark

Where in the world?

Warm, shallow water near coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific and Mediterranean Sea.


Animal Facts:

Black Tip Reef Sharks are mostly grey with prominent black tips on their fins. Their exposed dorsal fin (top fin) at the top of the water is a common sight in their native regions.

Black Tip Reef Sharks are among the most abundant sharks inhabiting the tropical coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Ocean.

Reaching, on average, 5ft in length, Black Tip Reef Sharks prefer shallow, inshore waters.

Black Tip Reef Sharks primarily feed on reef fish but will sometimes eat crustaceans, cephalopods, and mollusks.

Did you know?

Black Tip Reef Sharks are commonly found living in the same home range of around 21 square miles, the smallest range of any shark species.

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Posted on

January 31, 2019