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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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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maractwin

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March 11, 2015 09:54 AM EDT

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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March 11, 2015 06:37 AM EDT

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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March 22, 2015 02:33 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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March 9, 2015 06:50 AM EDT

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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March 21, 2015 01:48 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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February 22, 2015 07:06 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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March 14, 2015 01:42 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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March 8, 2015 12:51 AM HST

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Whitetip reef shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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March 7, 2015 03:29 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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February 19, 2015 01:17 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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March 1, 2015 12:30 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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February 28, 2015 05:38 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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