Carcharhinus limbatus (Northwest Atlantic subpopulation)


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Carcharhinus limbatus (Northwest Atlantic subpopulation)
Species Authority: (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Blacktip Shark

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1bcd+2cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Burgess, G.H. & Branstetter, S.
Reviewer(s): Musick, J.A. & Fowler, S. (Shark Red List Authority)
A modest-sized shark widespread in warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical waters world-wide. It frequents inshore waters as adults and has inshore nursery areas, making it highly vulnerable to fishing pressure and human-induced habitat alteration. Frequently captured in commercial and recreational fisheries, its meat is valuable and fins highly marketable.

Geographic Range [top]

FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – northwest; Atlantic – western central
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Marine

Citation: Burgess, G.H. & Branstetter, S. 2000. Carcharhinus limbatus (Northwest Atlantic subpopulation). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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