AnAge entry for Carcharhinus limbatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02232)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Chondrichthyes (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carcharhiniformes
                Family: Carcharhinidae
                    Genus: Carcharhinus
Species
Carcharhinus limbatus
Common name
Blacktip shark
Synonyms
Carcharhinus natator, Carcharias aethlorus, Carcharias ehrenbergi, Carcharias limbatus, Carcharias microps, Carcharias muelleri, Carcharias phorcys, Carcharias pleurotaenia, Gymnorhinus abbreviatus, Gymnorrhinus abbreviatus, Carcharias aethalorus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
12 years (wild)
Source
ref. 822
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Unverified estimates suggest these animals may live up to 18 years [0454].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,555 days
Male sexual maturity
Litter size
4.6 (viviparous)
Interbirth interval
730 days
Adult weight
67,540 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 160318
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 61865
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