Fish Fact File

Black tip reef shark

Zone 4

The black tip reef shark is usually found in water only a few meters deep, and can often be seen swimming close to shore with its dorsal fin exposed.

Its vision is not well developed but the black tip reef sharks, as the other sharks, are capable to detect the electromagnetic field thanks to some receptors called Ampulle of Lorenzini in the head that help fish to sense electric fields in the water.