Silvertip shark (species: Carcharhinus albimarginatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Carcharhinus albimarginatus
Silvertip shark

©Kendall Clements: Silvertip shark at Hicks Reef near Lizard Island

©Lyle Vail: Silvertip Shark at Day Reef near Lizard Island. A fish hook is between the mouth and gills.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Elasmobranchii
Order Carcharhiniformes
Family Carcharhinidae
Genus Carcharhinus
Species Carcharhinus albimarginatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 300 cm (Total Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Rizzari, J.R., A.J. Frisch and K.A. Magnenat (2014). Diversity, abundance, and distribution of reef sharks on outer-shelf reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Marine Biology, 161: 2847-2855. LIRS catalog number 1787.