Friday, July 31, 2009

Silvertip Shark

[Originally posted to the Moorea Coral Reef LTER (MCR LTER) Marine Life Encyclopedia]

Silvertip Shark - Ma’o tapete
(Carcharhinus albimarginatus)

Silvertip Shark - Carcharhinus albimarginatus
Photo by Gerick Bergsma

Throughout the Indopacific, from East Africa to the Americas

Reef slopes and channels

Fish and squid

Quick Fact
Silvertip reef sharks, like other sharks in its family, are viviparous, meaning that they develop their young internally, and give birth to fully developed young.  They may have up to 11 pups at a time.

Learn More
- Florida Museum of Natural History

- Moorea Biocode Database

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