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

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

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Recent observations

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P5160074

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

Date

May 16, 2015 05:30 AM HST

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Whitetip reef shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 02:58 PM JST

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Description

Whitetip reef shark
Triaenodon obesus
ネムリブカ

Golden trevally
Gnathadon speciosus
コガネシマアジ

Blue Corner, Palau
ブルーコーナー、パラオ

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P5030031

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

Date

May 3, 2015 02:53 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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April 26, 2015 03:12 AM HST

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P4180352

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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April 18, 2015 08:04 AM HST

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P4190289

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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April 19, 2015 03:13 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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April 5, 2015 03:09 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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maractwin

Date

March 14, 2015 10:39 AM EDT

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Square

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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maractwin

Date

March 11, 2015 09:54 AM EDT

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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maractwin

Date

March 11, 2015 06:37 AM EDT

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

Date

March 22, 2015 02:33 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

maractwin

Date

March 9, 2015 06:50 AM EDT

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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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