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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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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birdnerdjosh

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August 15, 2013

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maractwin

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May 6, 2016 12:33 PM ADT

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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sudachi

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May 8, 2016 09:41 AM JST

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Whitetip reef shark resting in its lair, a small underwater cave.

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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maractwin

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May 5, 2016 11:32 AM ADT

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maractwin

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May 5, 2016 08:42 AM ADT

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maractwin

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May 3, 2016 11:23 AM ADT

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davidr

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May 15, 2016 04:03 AM HST

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davidr

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May 14, 2016 02:25 PM HST

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davidr

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April 23, 2016 07:52 AM HST

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davidr

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April 17, 2016 01:19 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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April 9, 2016 01:47 AM HST

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Pretty sure this is the shark that was cut free from fishing line on the reef last week. It's the correct size, with a hook on the left side of the mouth, and about 12" of monofilament line attached. It also came out of its hiding spot and did two laps around me and my dive buddy before going back inside. :)

http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2878751

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davidr

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April 2, 2016

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Still frame capture of a white tip reef shark - hooked and snagged on the reef. This is the second one found in this area within three weeks. The shark swam away immediately after I cut the monofilament line.

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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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