D1: large, curved tip, origin ~ over pectoral insertion
fin: tips black
top teeth narrow, serrated, straight
flank: dark stripe
Carcharhinus limbatus (Muller & Henle, 1839)
Body fusiform, relatively slender to stout; snout moderately long and narrowly pointed, its length 1.3-1.7 in distance between nostrils; eye small; nasal flaps low and broadly triangular; lip furrows short; upper and lower front teeth nearly symmetrical and similar, points narrow, straight, serrated; no ridge on back between dorsal fins; first dorsal fin moderately large, broad and falcate, its origin over or slightly behind pectoral fin axil, its height 8.2-13.8% of TL, tip pointed; origin of second dorsal about over or slightly in front of anal fin origin.
Grey brown dorsally, shading to white ventrally; a stripe of white to pale grey along midside extending into white of upper abdomen; black tips to all fins except upper lobe of tail fins.
Reported to reach 275 cm; size at birth 38-72 cm.
Habitat: Inshore to offshore pelagic, although not oceanic, in estuaries, shallow muddy bays, saline mangrove swamps.
Depth: 0-64 m.
Circumtropical distribution; California to Peru and the oceanic islands.