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Carcharhinus melanopterus (Blacktip Reef Shark) is a species of modern sharks in the family requiem sharks. They are listed as vulnerable by IUCN. They are associated with freshwater habitat. Individuals can grow to 200 cm. Reproduction is iteroparous and viviparous. They rely on carcharhiniform to move around.

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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/carcharhiniform
  • Definition: Body/caudal fin propulsion, retaining eel-like body movements and exploiting interactions between the sidewash from an anterior median fin with the next posterior fin, increasing its effective angle of attack
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Blacktip Reef Shark. View this species on GBIF