Fishing for Blacktip shark

Carcharhinus limbatus
20K logged catches • 187K followers

This medium-size shark is common throughout warm waters worldwide. They inhabit relatively shallow waters and prey on schools of fish, occasionally performing twirling leaps out of the water while feeding.

Detailed Information

Fishing forecast


Water type

Saltwater / Mixed

Common depth

? - 328 ft

Common length

59 in

Maximum age

12 years

IUCN Status


Threat to humans


Source: Fishbase

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