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

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Recent observations

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P2190123

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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February 19, 2015 01:17 AM HST

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P3010230

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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March 1, 2015 12:30 AM HST

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P2280258

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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February 28, 2015 05:38 AM HST

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P2280245

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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February 28, 2015 03:30 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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carmelo_lopez

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October 30, 2014

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P2010100

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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February 1, 2015 12:28 AM HST

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P2010098

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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February 1, 2015 12:26 AM HST

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P1110013

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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January 11, 2015 12:41 AM HST

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P1100129

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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January 10, 2015 12:29 AM HST

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Pb030376

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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November 3, 2014 10:02 AM AEST

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Pc250461

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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December 25, 2014 12:41 AM HST

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Pc250457

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

Date

December 25, 2014 12:40 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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