Carcharhinus albimarginatus, Silvertip shark : fisheries, gamefish
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Carcharhinus albimarginatus (Rüppell, 1837)

Silvertip shark
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Elasmobranchii (haaien en roggen) (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Carcharhinidae (Requiem sharks)
Etymology: Carcharhinus: Greek, karcharos = sharpen + Greek, rhinos = nose (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Rüppell.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecologie

; marien rifbewoner; diepteverspreiding 1 - 800 m (Ref. 6871), usually 20 - ? m (Ref. 30874).   Tropical; 32°N - 31°S, 31°E - 77°W (Ref. 55177)

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa, including Madagascar, Seychelles, Aldabra Group, Mauritius and the Chagos Archipelago east to Tuamotu Is., north to Japan and south to Australia (Ref. 244). Not confirmed in west Atlantic (Ref. 58085).

Length at first maturity / Size / Gewicht / Leeftijd

Maturity: Lm 200.0, range 160 - 200 cm
Max length : 300 cm TL mannelijk/geslacht niet bekend; (Ref. 2334); common length : 200 cm NG mannelijk/geslacht niet bekend; (Ref. 30874); Maximaal gepubliceerd gewicht: 162.2 kg (Ref. 40637)

Korte beschrijving Morfologie | Morfometrie

Dorsale stekels (totaal): 0; Dorsale zachte stralen (totaal): 0; Anale stekels 0; Anale zachte stralen: 0. First dorsal fin and pectoral fins angular, and not expanded; upper teeth triangular; interdorsal ridge present (Ref. 1602, 5578). Dark grey or grey-brown above, white below; all fins with conspicuous white tips and posterior margins (Ref. 9997).

Biologie     Verklarende woordenlijst (b.v. epibenthic)

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 (including scombrids), also rays, cephalopods (Ref. 244, 1602), and small sharks and crustaceans (Ref. 89972). Viviparous (Ref. 50449). Up to 11 young, size 50 to 60 cm, are born after a gestation period of 12 months (Ref. 1602, 37816). Potentially dangerous (Ref. 9997). Presumably taken by fisheries in areas where it occurs (Ref. 9997). Caught irregularly by shark and tuna longline and tuna gillnet fisheries. Utilized for its fins (high value in adults), meat, skin and cartilage (Ref.58048). Probably utilized fresh and dried-salted for human consumption (Ref. 9997).

Life cycle and mating behavior Geslachtsrijpheid | Voortplanting | Kuitschieten | Eieren | Fecundity | Larven

Viviparous, placental (Ref. 50449). With 1 to 11 pups per litter (usually 5 or 6) (Ref. 244). Gestation period is about one year, young are born in summer (Ref. 244). Size at birth 55 to 80 cm (Ref. 2334); 713-81 cm TL (Ref.58048). In southern hemisphere, both breeding and pupping occur in summer (Ref. 37816). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205).

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Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 244)

Status op de Rode Lijst van het IUCN (Ref. 123251)

  Kwetsbaar, zie IUCN Rode Lijst (VU) (A2bd); Date assessed: 17 February 2015

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Gevaarlijk voor mensen

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 4690)





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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 13.9 - 29, mean 27.1 °C (based on 4094 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00437 (0.00215 - 0.00887), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.5 se; based on diet studies.
Weerstandsvermogen (Ref. 120179):  zeer laag, minimale populatieverdubbelingstijd meer dan 14 jaar (Fec=1).
Kwetsbaarheid (Ref. 59153):  Very high vulnerability (76 of 100) .
Prijsklasse (Ref. 80766):   Medium.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 7.79 [1.06, 28.53] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.371 [0.105, 1.040] mg/100g ; Protein = 22.2 [19.1, 24.5] % ; Omega3 = 0.104 [0.046, 0.241] g/100g ; Selenium = 40.3 [10.2, 104.7] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 47.4 [17.8, 124.6] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.479 [0.219, 0.961] mg/100g (wet weight);