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Carcharhinus albimarginatus

(Rüppell 1837)

Carcharhinus albimarginatus was originally described as Carcharias albimarginatus by Rüppell in 1837. It belongs to the family Carcharhinidae. It is commonly known as Silvertip shark but has many other common names such as Silvertip shark in Australia, silvertip shark in USA (contiguous states), Tsumajiro in Japan, Silver-tip shark in Papua New Guinea, Pating in Philippines. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   albimarginatus
AuthorWI   Rüppell [W. P. E. S.]
AuthorNI   Rüppell
Qualification   ---
Year   1837
Status   Valid
Chondrichthyes Chondrichthyes
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhiniformes
Family   Carcharhinidae
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Genus   Carcharhinus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Chondrichthyes
Order   Carcharhiniformes
Family   Carcharhinidae
Genus   Carcharhinus
Original Name   Carcharias        
Taxon Name   albimarginatus
Original Combination   Carcharias albimarginatus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Carcharias albimarginatus
OriginalSubGenus   Carcharias
Original Author   Rüppell
Original AuthorWI   Rüppell [W. P. E. S.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1837
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Ras Muhammad, Sinai, Egypt, Red Sea.
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   SMF 3582 (dry and mounted)
Page   64
Illustrations   Pl. 18 (fig. 1)

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Carcharhinus albimarginatus
Current Species   albimarginatus
Current Genus Carcharhinus
Current AuthorWI Rüppell [W. P. E. S.]
Current AuthorNI   Rüppell
Current Year   1837
Current Family Carcharhinidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Silvertip shark.
(Ruppell, 1837)
Attains 2.75 metres. This is a large and rather slender-bodied shark with a moderately long and rounded snout. The upper half is a coppery-brown colour and the underside is white. All fins have a white tip or white outer edge which is particularly noticeable in the first dorsal, the pectoral, pelvic and caudal fins. Seen underwater these bright white edges are even more noticeable. Juveniles also have these markings. This is an inquisitive and often bold shark of the open ocean, especially around oceanic islands or associated with ships at sea . The silvertip shark appears to be equally at home near the surface or in the depths of the ocean down to at least 600 metres. The natural diet of this shark consists of a wide variety of fish, comprising of both surface species such as flyingfish and tuna, and bottom dwelling fish such as soles and lantern fishes. The viviparous females produce litters of about six pups, although a maximum of 11 has been recorded. While no attacks on humans have yet been attributed to this species, it is, nevertheless potentially dangerous and should be approached with caution. Occurs widely in tropical Indian Ocean and the western and eastern Pacific, but noticeably absent from Australia, central Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.
Depth Range From 0 to 800 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Carcharhinus albimarginatus  (Rüppell 1837). Carcharhinidae.
Name History   •Valid as Carcharhinus albimarginatus (Rüppell 1837) -- (Garrick 1982:116 [ref. 5454], Kyushin et al. 1982:22 [ref. 19754], Dor 1984:5 [ref. 29757], Compagno 1984:455 [ref. 6846], Nakaya in Masuda et al. 1984:6 [ref. 6441], Bass et al. 1986:69 [ref. 5638], Allen & Swainston 1988:22 [ref. 25477], Gubanov & Timoxin 1989:224 [ref. 36138], Paxton et al. 1989:75 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:4 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:18 [ref. 15987], Allen & Robertson 1994:21 [ref. 22193], Last & Stevens 1994:228 [ref. 23873], Goren & Dor 1994:2 [ref. 25356], Compagno et al. in Fischer et al. 1995:670 [ref. 22829], Randall 1995:28 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:42 [ref. 23977], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:28 [ref. 24545], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:73 [ref. 24023], Randall et al. 1997:18 [ref. 25919], Adam et al. 1998:5 [ref. 23610], Compagno & Niem 1998:1325 [ref. 23787], Myers 1999:32 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:18 [ref. 24106], Morón et al. 1999:146 [ref. 24253], Compagno 1999:483 [ref. 25589], Allen 2000:83 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:137 [ref. 25086], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:579 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:89 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:5 [ref. 25806], Hutchins 2001:14 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:137 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:21 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S92 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:609 [ref. 27495], Baranes 2003:35 [ref. 27888], Espinosa Pérez et al. 2004:49 [ref. 27705], Bonfil & Abdallah 2004:26 [ref. 27735], Nelson et al. 2004:53 [ref. 27807], Heemstra et al. 2004:3316 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:10 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:88 [ref. 28379], Compagno et al. 2005:35 [ref. 29145], Hoese et al. 2006:98 [ref. 29001], Randall 2007:30 [ref. 30952], Béarez & Séret 2009:144 [ref. 36646], Fricke et al. 2009:8 [ref. 30213], Kimura 2009:11 [ref. 30426], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:187 [ref. 30957], Last el al. 2010:86 [ref. 32461], Fricke et al. 2011:345 [ref. 31242], Voigt & Weber 2011:39 [ref. 31424], Castro 2011:397 [ref. 31457], White 2012:3 [ref. 31843], Allen & Erdmann 2012:56 [ref. 31980], Naylor et al. 2012:21 [ref. 32267] with two species, Fricke et al. 2013:250 [ref. 32706], Page et al. 2013:51 [ref. 32708], Ebert et al. 2013:329 [ref. 33045], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:88 [ref. 34398], Weigmann 2016:17 [ref. 34211], Fourriére et al. 2016:440 [ref. 34668], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:605 [ref. 34923], White et al. 2017:126 [ref. 35860], Ehemann et al. 2018:21 [ref. 36194], Fricke et al. 2018:12 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:10 [ref. 36273], Kumar et al. 2018:296 [ref. 36178], White & Ko'ou 2018:31 [ref. 35922], Fricke et al. 2019:39 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:58 [ref. 36871], Psomadakis et al. 2020:173 [ref. 37272]).

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abbreviatus Carcharhinus abbreviatus (Klunzinger [C. B.] (ex Ehrenberg) 1871)Synonym
acarenatus Carcharhinus acarenatus Moreno [J. A.] & Hoyos [A.] 1983Valid
acronotus Carcharhinus acronotus (Poey [F.] 1860)Valid
aethalorus Carcharhinus aethalorus (Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1882)Synonym
ahenea Carcharhinus ahenea (Stead [D. G.] 1938)Synonym
altimus Carcharhinus altimus (Springer [S.] 1950)Valid
amblyrhinchos Carcharhinus amblyrhinchos (Bleeker [P.] 1856)Synonym
amblyrhynchoides Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides (Whitley [G. P.] 1934)Valid
amblyrhynchos Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos (Bleeker [P.] 1856)Valid
amblyrhynchus Carcharhinus amblyrhynchus (Bleeker [P.] 1856)Synonym
amboinensis Carcharhinus amboinensis (Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1839)Valid
atripinna Carcharhinus atripinna (Chu [Y.-T.] 1960)Synonym
atrodorsus Carcharhinus atrodorsus Deng [S.-M.], Xiong [G.-Q.] & Zhan [H.-X.] 1981Synonym
azureus Carcharhinus azureus (Gilbert [C. H.] & Starks [E. C.] 1904)Synonym
bigelowi Carcharhinus bigelowi (Cadenat [J.] 1956)Synonym
bleekeri Carcharhinus bleekeri (Duméril [A. H. A.] 1865)Synonym
bogimba Carcharhinus bogimba (Whitley [G. P.] 1943)Synonym
borneensis Carcharhinus borneensis (Bleeker [P.] 1858)Valid
borneensis Carcharhinus borneensis (Seale [A.] 1910)Synonym
brachyrhynchos Carcharhinus brachyrhynchos (Bleeker [P.] 1859)Synonym
brachyrrhynchus Carcharhinus brachyrrhynchus (Philippi [R. A.] 1887)In family
brachyurus Carcharhinus brachyurus (Günther [A.] 1870)Valid
brevipina Carcharhinus brevipina (Valenciennes [A.] 1839)Synonym
brevipinna Carcharhinus brevipinna (Valenciennes [A.] 1839)Valid
budkeri Carcharhinus budkeri (Fourmanoir [P.] 1961)Synonym
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