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Blacktip Reef Shark To 180 cm. Brownish grey with white underside. Black tip on first, second dorsal fins and also anal and lower lobe of tail fins. These were juveniles hunting a school of fish next to the dock pier. Lankayan Island, Sabah (Borneo).<br />
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Blacktip Reef Shark

To 180 cm. Brownish grey with white underside. Black tip on first, second dorsal fins and also anal and lower lobe of tail fins. These were juveniles hunting a school of fish next to the dock pier. Lankayan Island, Sabah (Borneo).

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The blacktip reef shark is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, easily identified by the prominent black tips on its fins. Among the most abundant sharks inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, this species prefers shallow, inshore waters.

Similar species: Ground Sharks
Species identified by Patomarazul
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By Patomarazul

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Uploaded May 5, 2016. Captured Sep 29, 2015 11:11 in Malaysia.
  • SP-100EE
  • f/6.2
  • 10/4000s
  • ISO400
  • 43.7mm