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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Pb020325

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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November 2, 2014 10:36 AM AEST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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jonwbecker

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November 25, 2014 11:00 AM MHT

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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December 14, 2014 12:39 AM HST

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Pc140427

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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December 14, 2014 12:35 AM HST

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Square

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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maractwin

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November 22, 2014 04:54 PM EST

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Pc070003

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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December 7, 2014 12:32 AM HST

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P1010441

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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December 6, 2014 06:34 AM HST

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Square

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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maractwin

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November 16, 2014 04:19 PM EST

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Square

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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maractwin

Date

November 16, 2014 04:19 PM EST

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Description

I'd love to say I was being artsy, but I was actually having problems with an unfamiliar camera.

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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cllanosgeog315

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November 23, 2014 02:29 PM PST

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P9060111

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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September 6, 2014 01:46 PM HST

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P9010066

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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September 1, 2014 10:09 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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