Scientific Name
Carcharhinus albimarginatus  
Carcharhinus albimarginatus白邊鰭真鯊
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Rüppell, 1837) Depth 0 - 800M
Chinese 白邊鰭真鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 真鯊科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F029 Carcharhinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 白邊真鯊 
Max Length 300 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大沙、白邊鰭白眼鮫、尖頭沙(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、North East 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coral、Benthos、
Holotype Locality Ras Muhammad, Sinai, Egypt, Red Sea 
Synonyms Carcharhinus longimanus, Carcharhinus platyrhynchus, Carcharias albimarginatus, Carcharinus albimarginatus, Eulamia albimarginata, Eulamia platyrhynchus, Triaenodon obesus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-圓口綱及軟骨魚綱(朱等, 2001);FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world  Hubbs, C.L. 1951 Taniuchi, T. 1975 Randall, J. E. 1977 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 朱元鼎, 孟慶聞 等編 2001 
Specimen List ASIZP0802467. ASIZP0806187. ASIZP0806202. ASIZP0806203. ASIZP0912467. ASIZP0916187. ASIZP0916202. ASIZP0916203. FRIP21522.  
Barcode2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100% 2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100%
Common Name Silvertip shark; Silver-tip shark; Shark; White fin 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Large sized, body slender species. Snout moderately long and broadly rounded. Internarial width 1-1.4 times in preoral length. Horizontal eye length 1.8-3% of total length. Gill slits rather short, the 3rd 2.5-3.5% of total length and less than a third of first dorsal fin base. Anteroposterior teeth in each jaw half 12-14/12-14. upper teeth with broad, serrated, triangular, high cusps. Lower teeth with erect, fairly broad serrated cusps and tranverse roots. Interdorsal ridge present. Origin of 1st dorsal fin usually over or slightly anterior to pectoral rear tips. Origin of 2nd dorsal over or slightly behind anal origin. Number of total vertebral centra 216-231, 115-125 precaudal centra. Colour dark grey above, white below; all fins with conspicuous white tips and posterior margins. An inconspicuous white band was found on flank.
habitats A common, coastal-pelagic tropical, inshore and offshore shark species, over or adjacent to continental and insular shelves and offshore banks, from the surface to 600-800 m depth. Viviparous species, with a yolk-sac placenta; number of embryos 1-11 per l 
Distribution Western Indian Ocean including Red Sea, South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya, Madagascar, Aldabra group, Mauritius, Seychelles, Chagos Archipelago, Western Central Pacific including Indonesia, Taiwan, Guam, The Philippines, Palau, Marshall, Solomon and Phoenix 
Utility Specific information on fisheries for this species are limited. This species sometimes caught by longlines in northeastern Taiwan waters and flesh utilized fresh for human consumption.