Whitetip Reef Shark

Triaenodon obesus

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The whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus) is a species of requiem shark, in the 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...

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  1. (c) Erik Schlogl, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/5920863
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