The blacktip reef shark has black tips on all fins and there is a thin dark margin along the front and rear of the caudal (tail) fin
A map showing the distribution of the blacktip reef shark, which is associated with coral reefs and shoals and is found inshore and offshore north of Brisbane on the east coast and north of Carnarvon on the west coast
The upper teeth of the blacktip reef shark are narrow, semi-oblique and serrated with notched margins at the base
Carcharhinus melanopterus. CAAB code: 37 018036
Mullet shark, blacktip shark, guliman.
Nervous shark (C. cautus).
48 to at least 140 cm (possibly to 180 cm).
Occasionally taken by inshore gillnet fisheries, but rarely in the Gulf of Carpentaria.