Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Carcharhiniformes > Family: Carcharhinidae > Genus: Carcharhinus > Species: Carcharhinus limbatus

Black-tip shark - Carcharhinus limbatus (Müller & Henle, 1839)

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Threat status Europe Data Deficient (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Regionally Extinct
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Extinct in the Wild
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EU conservation status

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Black-tip shark English Fishbase
Blacktip shark English Fishbase
Blauhai German Fishbase
Cazón Spanish Fishbase
kleiner atlantischer Schwarzspitzenhai German Fishbase
Mangeur d'hommes French Fishbase
Marracho-de-pontas-negras Portuguese Fishbase
Mustapilkkahai Finnish Fishbase
Psina ljudozder Serbian Fishbase
Requiem shark English Fishbase
Requin blanc French Fishbase
Requin bordé French Fishbase
Spot-fin ground shark English Fishbase
Squalo orlato Italian Fishbase
Squalo pinne nere Italian Fishbase
Tiburón Spanish Fishbase
Tiburón de aletas negras Spanish Fishbase
Tiburón machado Spanish Fishbase
Tiburón macuira Spanish Fishbase
Tiburón manchado Spanish Fishbase
Tollo Spanish Fishbase
Tubarão-de-pontas-negras Portuguese Fishbase
Volador Spanish Fishbase
Zarlacz czarnopletwy Polish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Carcharias limbatus Müller & Henle, 1839
Gymnorhinus abbreviatus (Klunzinger, 1871)
Carcharias phorcys Jordan & Evermann, 1903
Carcharhinus natator Meek & Hildebrand, 1923
Galeolamna pleurotaenia tilstoni (non Whitley, 1950)
Carcharias microps Lowe, 1841
Carcharias muelleri Steindachner, 1867
Carcharias maculipinna Günther, 1868
Carcharias ehrenbergi Klunzinger, 1871
Carcharias aethalorus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
Carcharinus limbatus (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Carcharias abbreviatus Klunzinger, 1871
Carcharhinus tilstoni (non Whitley, 1950)
Carcharhinus brevipinna (non Müller & Henle, 1839)
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides (non Whitley, 1934)

Other resources

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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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