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

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  • 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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lovelyclemmy

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December 24, 2015 09:15 AM AWST

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December 28, 2015 12:00 PM AWST

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January 30, 2016 12:28 AM HST

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December 25, 2015 09:00 AM AWST

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January 22, 2016 01:05 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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December 20, 2015 12:15 PM AWST

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January 3, 2016

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January 2, 2016 12:57 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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December 26, 2015 02:03 AM HST

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December 25, 2015

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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December 12, 2015 12:56 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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December 6, 2015 01:01 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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