Globally Near threatened (NT) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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  • French
    • Requin-corail
  • Scientific Names
    • Triaenodon obesus
  • English
    • Whitetip Reef Shark
    • White-tip reef shark
  • Spanish
    • cazón coralero trompacorta
  • Japanese
    • ネムリブカ

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Recent observations

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

Date

September 24, 2016 09:29 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

Date

September 17, 2016 09:07 AM HST

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Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

Date

September 9, 2016 08:41 PM HST

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Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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daniellemurcia

Date

July 10, 2016 08:41 AM PDT

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

Date

August 7, 2016 02:08 AM HST

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Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

Date

August 6, 2016 11:40 PM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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rmcminds

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July 21, 2016 05:47 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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lovelyclemmy

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December 8, 2012 10:15 AM AEST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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trboot

Date

the past

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Sri Lanka (Google, OSM)

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

Date

June 19, 2016

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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June 18, 2016

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

Date

June 11, 2016 02:56 AM HST
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Description from Wikipedia

The whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus) is a species of requiem shark, family Carcharhinidae, and the only member of its genus. A small shark usually not exceeding 1.6 m (5.2 ft) in length, this species is easily recognizable by its slender body and short but broad head, as well as tubular skin flaps beside the nostrils, oval eyes with vertical pupils, and white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins. One of the most common sharks found on Indo-Pacific coral reefs,...

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