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

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  • Spanish
    • cazón coralero trompacorta
  • Scientific Names
    • Triaenodon obesus
  • English
    • Whitetip Reef Shark
    • White-tip reef shark

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

P4204106

What

Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

davidr

Date

April 20, 2014 08:51 AM HST

Place

Kewalo, HI (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

P4134028

What

Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

davidr

Date

April 13, 2014 09:13 AM HST

Place

Kewalo, HI (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

P4134021

What

Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

davidr

Date

April 13, 2014 09:08 AM HST

Place

Kewalo, HI (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

P3233802

What

Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

davidr

Date

March 23, 2014 09:42 AM HST

Place

Kewalo, HI (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

csavy

Date

December 12, 2008

Photos / Sounds

P3223757

What

Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

davidr

Date

March 22, 2014 09:00 AM HST

Place

Kewalo, HI (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

P3163713

What

Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

davidr

Date

March 16, 2014 08:47 AM HST

Place

Kewalo, HI (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

White-tip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 24, 2014 08:02 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 19, 2014 02:56 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

whitetip reef shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

tedmckey

Date

February 8, 2014 09:00 AM CST

Description

Saw two specimens, snoozing on the sandy bottom, perhaps 12m down

Photos / Sounds

What

Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

davidr

Date

January 5, 2014 09:54 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

Observer

davidr

Date

January 1, 2014 10:25 AM HST

Place

Kewalo, HI (Google, OSM)
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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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