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

Classification
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All Names

  • French
    • Requin-corail
  • 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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Recent observations

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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eschlogl

Date

December 13, 2000

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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csmitelli

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November 16, 2016 02:00 PM EST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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richardling

Date

November 18, 2006 05:24 PM AEDT

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Description

A Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus) with Slender Suckerfish (Echeneis naucrates)

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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richardling

Date

July 9, 2005 12:23 PM AEST

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Description

The head of a Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus)

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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richardling

Date

July 18, 2004 11:41 AM AEST

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Description

Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus)

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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maractwin

Date

November 8, 2016 09:52 AM EST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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maractwin

Date

November 8, 2016 09:45 AM EST

Description

Why do five foot long sharks show up when my camera is prepared for 3 inch fish?

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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eschlogl

Date

December 14, 2000

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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catta

Date

November 6, 2016

Place

Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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maractwin

Date

November 3, 2016 01:14 PM EDT

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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maractwin

Date

November 2, 2016 11:07 AM EDT

Place

Fiji (Google, OSM)

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

shuetrim

Date

April 21, 2014 03:00 PM AEST

Description

Resting near the shark pool.

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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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