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Silvertip Shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) is a requiem shark and belongs to the family Carcharhinidae.
Size: average 3.0 meter (10 ft.)
Depth: max. 800 meter (2,600 ft.)
Habitat: around offshore islands, deep shelves and coral reefs
Diet: Bony fish, eagle rays, octopus
Reproduction: Viviparous, gestation period 12 months, 1-11 pups
Sexual maturity: around 1.6-2.0 meter (5.2-6.2 ft.); around 10-12 years of age