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Carcharhinus melanopterus (Shark; Requien shark; Reef blacktip shark; Guliman; Blacktip shark; Blacktip reefshark; Black-tip reef shark; Blacktip reef shark; Blackfin reef shark; Black tips nilow; Black tip shark; Black tip reef shark; Black finned shark; Black fin reef shark)

Synonyms: Carcharhinus melanoptures; Carcharias elegans; Carcharias marianensis; Carcharias melanopterus; Carcharias playfairii; Carcharinus melanoptera; Carcharinus melanopterus; Hypoprion playfairi; Squalus carcharias minor
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Wikipedia Abstract

Not to be confused with the blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus. colspan=2 style="text-align: center; background-color: transparent; text-align:center; border: 1px solid red;" | Blacktip reef shark 250px Conservation status File:Status iucn3.1 NT.
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Attributes

Migration [1]  Amphidromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Pulu Keeling National Park II 6469 Cocos (Keeling) Islands    
Ranong   Thailand        

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Aethaloperca rogaa (Rockcod)[2]
Aluterus scriptus (unicornfish)[2]
Anampses meleagrides (Dotted wrasse)[2]
Atherinomorus lacunosus (Whitebait)[3]
Balistoides viridescens (bluefin filefish)[2]
Octopus cyanea (big blue octopus)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aethaloperca rogaa (Rockcod)1
Bodianus diplotaenia (Pacific hogfish)1
Carangoides coeruleopinnatus (Coastal trevally)1
Caranx papuensis (Brassey trevally)1
Cephalopholis panamensis (Panama graysby)1
Chirocentrus dorab (Dorab wolf-herring)1
Epinephelus labriformis (lateralband grouper)1
Fistularia commersonii (Bluespotted cornetfish)1
Grammatorcynus bilineatus (Shark mackerel)1
Gymnothorax castaneus (Panamic green moray)1
Gymnothorax dovii (Speckled moray)1
Lutjanus argentiventris (yellowtail snapper)1
Lutjanus novemfasciatus (black snapper)1
Lutjanus viridis (Blue-and-gold snapper)1
Novaculichthys taeniourus (clown wrasse)1
Scomberoides lysan (White fish)1
Scomberoides tol (Slender queen fish)1
Sphyraena flavicauda (Shortjawed barracuda)1
Sphyraena putnamae (Chevron barracuda)1
Sphyraena qenie (Blackfin barracuda)1
Thalassoma grammaticum (Sunset wrasse)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[4]
Dermophthirius melanopteri[4]
Floriceps minacanthus[4]
Huffmanela carcharhini <Unverified Name>[4]
Mixonybelinia edwinlintoni[4]
Myxonybelinia edwinlintoni <Unverified Name>[5]
Nybelinia africana[4]
Nybelinia perideraeus <Unverified Name>[4]
Nybelinia queenslandensis[4]
Otobothrium carcharidis[4]
Otobothrium cysticum[4]
Platybothrium jondoeorum[4]
Pulchrascaris chiloscyllii <Unverified Name>[4]
Tentacularia coryphaenae[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach
Burger's Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Dierenpark Emmen
Fort Worth Zoological Park
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Legoland Atlantis By Sealife
Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
National Zoo & Aquarium
Newport Aquarium
Ocean Park Corporation
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniu
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Universeum Science Center
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr
West Edmonton Mall Marine Life Center
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt
Zoologischer Garten Leipzig

Distribution

Agulhas Current; American Samoa; Andaman Sea; Arabian Sea; Atulayan Bay; Australia; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Bay of Bengal; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Carigara Bay; Caroline Island; Chagos Islands; Chilka Lake; China; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Comoros; Cook Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; Cyprus; Djibouti; East China Sea; Egypt; Eritrea; Fiji Islands; French Polynesia; Great Barrier Reef; Guam; Gulf of Oman; Gulf of Thailand; Hawaii (USA); Hong Kong; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands and the Tuamoto Archipelago. Apparently rare or absent in the more easterly groups. Also eastern Mediterranean (through the Suez Canal).; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Iraq; Israel; Japan; Johnston Island; Kenya; Kimbe Bay; Kiribati; Kuroshio Current; Kuwait; Lagonoy Gulf; Lebanon; Leyte Gulf; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Macau; Madagascar; Malaysia; Maldives; Manila Bay; Marquesas Islands; Marshall Islands; Mauritius; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Milne Bay; Mozambique; Myanmar; Nauru; New Caledonia; Niue; North Australian Shelf; North Marianas; Oman; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Pakistan; Palau; Panay Gulf; Papua New Guinea; Persian Gulf; Philippines; Polynesian Waters; Qatar; Red Sea; Rodriguez; Ryukyu Islands; Réunion; Samoa; San Miguel Bay; Seychelles; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Somali Coastal Current; Somalia; Sorsogon Bay; South Africa; South China Sea; Southwest Australian Shelf; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Syrian Arab Republic; Tahiti; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Tañon Strait; Thailand; Tokelau; Tonga; Tuamoto Islands; Tubbataha Reefs; Tunisia; Turkey; Tuvalu; United Arab Emirates; Vanuatu; Viet Nam; Wake Island; Wallis and Futuna Is.; West Central Australian Shelf; Yellow Sea;

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Citations

Species recognized by Group expert : Compagno, L.J.V., 02-Oct-2012, FishBase in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program 3Predators of Tuna Baitfish and the Effects of Baitfishing on the Subsistence Reef Fisheries of Fiji, S.J.M. Blaber, D.A. Milton, N.J.F. Rawlinson and A. Sesewa, Tuna Baitfish in Fiji and Solomon Islands: proceedings of a workshop, Suva, Fiji, 17-18 August 1993. ACIAR Proceedings No. 52. p. 51-61 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London 5Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011