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

Classification
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  • 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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P9060111

What

Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

Date

September 6, 2014 01:46 PM HST

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(Somewhere...)

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P9010066

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

Date

September 1, 2014 10:09 AM HST

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P8310061

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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August 31, 2014 09:50 AM HST

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P8300154

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

Date

August 30, 2014 09:46 AM HST

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P8240043

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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August 24, 2014 10:54 AM HST

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P8230143

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

Date

August 23, 2014 02:11 PM HST

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P8090021

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

davidr

Date

August 9, 2014 09:12 AM HST

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(Somewhere...)

Description

resting in the back of a cave (hence the poor photo!)

Photos / Sounds

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

paloma

Date

July 29, 2014 10:44 AM PDT

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P8030043

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

Date

August 3, 2014 10:02 AM HST

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P7195354

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

Date

July 19, 2014 10:00 AM HST

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Square

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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pierre_t

Date

April 9, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

December 9, 2012 10:15 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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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