Reproduction Fish Taxidermy for Sale - Blacktip Shark
Newly completed and ready to ship! Full body Blacktip Shark reproduction. This 31" Blacktip, which is a species of the requiem shark, has authentic coloring and is nicely detailed throughout. The detailing and craftsmanship of this Shark replica earn our taxidermy quality rating "Excellent." A unique display for the fishing marina, office or trophy room!
Scientific Name: Carcharhinus limbatus
Size as displayed: 31" wide x 10" tall x 5" deep.
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from a single screw.
About the Blacktip Shark
The blacktip shark, a species of requiem shark, is common to coastal tropical and subtropical waters around the world, including brackish habitats. It has a heavy body with a pointed snout, long gill slits. There is no ridge between the dorsal fins. Most individuals have black tips or edges on the pectoral, dorsal, pelvic, and caudal fins. It generally grows to a length of 4.9 feet. It will frequent bays, estuaries, coral reefs, and the shallow waters off beaches and river mouths. In the summer some blacktip sharks move to cooler waters, like those off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Others stay put in warmer equatorial waters year-round.
About 90% of the blacktip shark's diet is made up of fish including ladyfish, catfish, mullet, and mackerel. They will also feed on rays, smaller sharks, and crustaceans. The blacktip shark is known to leap out of the water and spin three or four times before landing. Some of the jumps are the end product of feeding runs, in which the shark corkscrews vertically through schools of small fish and its momentum launches it into the air. It may also jump out of the water to dislodge attached shark suckers, which irritate the shark's skin. During these jumps, the Blacktip Shark can reach speeds up to 21 feet per second.