- * Black Tip Reef Shark * - These are easily identified sharks by the prominent black tip on their fins, (especially the first dorsal fin and the caudal fin). They are among the most abundant sharks inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans -
Caribbean Reef Shark Caribbean reefs look much different than other reefs of the world. This is because when N America slammed into S America, the isthmus of Panama blocked the exchange of animals, water and plants between the tropical Atlantic and Pacific.-The Ocean of Life
"Th ere are over 350 species of shark, but white- and black-tip reef sharks are the most commonly encountered by divers and snorkellers on tropical reefs, and they’ll usually give you a wide berth." www.bradtguides.com
Blacktip Reef Shark: A species of requiem shark, family Carcharhinidae, easily identified by the prominent black tips on its fins. Among the most abundant sharks inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, this species prefers shallow, inshore waters. Most blacktip reef sharks are found over reef ledges and sandy flats, though they have also been known to enter brackish and freshwater environments. Typically attains a length of 5.2ft.