Carcharhinus albimarginatus   (Ruppell,  1837) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E

Color: Dark grey or grey-brown above, white below; all fins with conspicuous white tips and posterior margins.

First dorsal fin and pectoral fins angular, and not expanded; upper teeth triangular; interdorsal ridge present.


Synonym (s)
Carcharhinus platyrhynchus (Gilbert, 1892)
Carcharias albimarginatus Ruppell, 1837
Carcharinus albimarginatus (Ruppell, 1837)
Eulamia albimarginata (Ruppell, 1837)
Eulamia platyrhynchus Gilbert, 1892

Common Name (s)
• Silvertip Shark (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial, Dangers
(Fisheries; Gamefish; Utilized for its fins (high value in adults), meat, skin and cartilage. Probably utilized fresh and dried-salted for human consumption.

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic, Reef Associated
Prey:  Benthic and midwater fishes (including scombrids), also rays, cephalopods, and small sharks and occasionally cephalopods
IUCN Status:  Near Threatened


• Kerala, Kochi Fisheries Harbour INDIA (Record: 01/2008-06/2009)

Literature Source(s)
  • Akhilesh, KV; Ganga, U; Pillai, NGK; Vivekanandan, E; Bineesh, KK; Shanis, CPR and Hashim, M (2011) Deep-sea fishing for chondrichthyan resources and sustainability concerns-a case study from southwest coast of India Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences NISCAIR 40(3) 347-355 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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