A Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus) with Slender Suckerfish (Echeneis naucrates)
The head of a Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus)
Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus)
Why do five foot long sharks show up when my camera is prepared for 3 inch fish?
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,...