Fish ID: Blacktip Reef Shark

Requiem shark blacktip reef shark carcharhinus melanopterus cki
Family Requiem Shark (CARCHARHINIDAE)
species Carcharhinus melanopterus
size To 130cm
locality Close to reefs, even within tidal zone
behaviour Solitary or in small groups; usually moving
range Indo Pacific

Classic requiem shark shape, with pale belly, grey above and distinct black tips to all fins, most pronounced on the dorsal and lower lobe of the tail.