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
  • Japanese
    • ネムリブカ

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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June 19, 2016

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davidr

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June 18, 2016

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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June 11, 2016 02:56 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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June 10, 2016 03:11 AM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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June 5, 2016

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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davidr

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June 4, 2016 05:54 PM HST

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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August 15, 2013

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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maractwin

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May 6, 2016 12:33 PM ADT

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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sudachi

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May 8, 2016 09:41 AM JST

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Description

Whitetip reef shark resting in its lair, a small underwater cave.

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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maractwin

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May 5, 2016 11:32 AM ADT

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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May 5, 2016 08:42 AM ADT

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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maractwin

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May 3, 2016 11:23 AM ADT

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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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