Scientific Name
Carcharhinus limbatus  
Carcharhinus limbatus黑邊鰭真鯊
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Müller & Henle, 1839) Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 黑邊鰭真鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 真鯊科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F029 Carcharhinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黑稍真鯊 
Max Length 275 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 黑邊鰭白眼鮫、黑斑沙、黑鯊、鯊條(澎湖)、鯊仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan North East、PonFu、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、
Holotype Locality Locality not stated (is Martinique Island, West Indies) 
Synonyms Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides, Carcharhinus brevipinna, Carcharhinus melanopterus, Carcharhinus natator, Carcharhinus tilstoni, Carcharias abbreviatus, Carcharias aethalorus, Carcharias ehrenbergi, Carcharias limbatus, Carcharias maculipinna, Carcharias microps, Carcharias muelleri, Carcharias phorcys ...all 18..  
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  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 ASIZP0806197. ASIZP0806198. ASIZP0806199. ASIZP0916197. ASIZP0916198. ASIZP0916199.  
Barcode2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100% 2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100%
Common Name Requiem shark; Small black tipped shark; Shark; Small blacktip shark; Spot-fin ground shark; Blacktip whaler; Black-tipped shark; Common blacktip shark; Black-tip shark; Black tip; Blacktip shark; Blackfin shark; Black fin shark; Blacktip shark 
Redlist Status VU IUCN Redlist: Vulnerable(VU) A1bcd+2cd 2000-06-30   
Characteristic A large, stout shark. Eyes moderately large, its horizontal length 1.2-2.2% of total length. Rows of anteroposterior teeth in each jaw half 14-16/13-16. Upper teeth with narrow, strongly serrated, high cusps, and crown feet with slightly coarser serrations but no cusplets. Lower teeth with erect, narrow, serrated high cusps and transverse roots. Interdorsal ridge absent. First dorsal fin large, its origin usually over or slightly posterior to pectoral insertion, its inner margin short, about a third of dorsal base. Second dorsal fin large and high, its height 2.5-3.6% of total length, its inner margin short and 1.1-1.6 times its height. Origin of 2nd dorsal fin over or slightly anterior to anal origin. Total number of vertebral centra 174-203, precaudal centra 88-102. Colour grey or grey-brown above, white below. Black tips usually founded on pectoral, 2nd dorsal, and ventral caudal lobe. Black edges usually present on 1st dorsal apex, and dorsal caudal lobe. A conspicuous white band present on flanks.
habitats This species is a common and warm-temperate, inshore and offshore pelagic shark. This is a very active, fast-swimming shark that often occurs in large schools at the surface. Viviparous, with a yolk-sac placenta. Number of embryos estimated to be 1-10 per 
Distribution Western Atlantic from Massachusetts to southern Brazil including Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. Eastern Atlantic including Madeira, Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Senegal to Zaire. Indo-West Pacific including South Africa, Madagascar, and Red Sea to India, 
Utility A common economic species, fished by floating longlines, hook-and-line, fixed bottom nets, and bottom trawls. Utilized fresh, or dried salted for human consumption; hides for leather; liver for vitamins; and carcasses for fishmeal. In Taiwan, this species