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Black-tip shark

(Carcharhinus melanopterus)

A relatively small shark with oval eyes, yellow-brown above and white below. All fins with dark or black tips.

The largest recorded parameters: length - 200 cm, weight - 13.6 kg.

It is usually found near reefs, in waters near mangroves and even in fresh water, but not far from the ocean. Forms small flocks or swims alone. Prefers fish, but can eat crustaceans, mollusks. It can be aggressive towards spear anglers and has been documented biting people in shallow water.


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