Ecology of Carcharhinus albimarginatus
 
Main Ref. Compagno, L.J.V., 1984
Remarks It is common in clear water, particularly on steep slopes (Ref. 54301). An inshore and offshore shark found over or adjacent to continental and insular shelves and offshore banks (Ref. 244). Prefers offshore islands, coral reefs and banks (Ref. 244). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feeds mainly on benthic and midwater fishes, also rays, cephalopods (Ref. 244, 1602, 37816), and small sharks (Ref. 37816).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Carcharhinus albimarginatus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs: reef slope/drop-offs;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Compagno, L.J.V., D.A. Ebert and M.J. Smale, 1989
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Myers, R.F., 1999

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.21 0.54 4.11 0.61 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 4.48 0.77 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Cort├ęs, E., 1999
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 09.17.99
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 10.24.07
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.22.01
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