Blacktip reef shark
Cartilaginous fish (Lat. Elasmobranchii)
Requiem sharks (Lat. Carcharhiniformes)
Blue shark (Lat. Carcharhinidae)
200 cm TL
Reef-associated; amphidromous; marine; depth range 20–75 m.
Indo-Pacific, Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago. They are not found or are found rarely in the eastern Mediterranean basin (through the Suez Canal).
They occur singly or in small groups. They prefer reef fish, but also feed on crabs, cephalopods and other mollusks.