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CAAB: 37018027

Species Carcharhinus albimarginatus (Rüppell, 1837)

Silvertip Shark

Miscellaneous Literature Names



Carcharhinus albimarginatus was listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN in 2007.




Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Carnarvon to North West Shelf, WA and off northern Great Barrier Reef to off Double Island Point (about 25°57'S) QLD; detailed records scarce, particularly from continental slope, not recorded from Gulf of Carpentaria or Arafura Sea; tropical, Indo-Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Province (2), Christmas Island Province (23), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, continental slope, coral reef, inshore, marine, pelagic.

Extra Ecological Information

Surface to 800 m.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
16-Aug-2012 16-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
16-Apr-2012 16-Apr-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)