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Whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus) (00018926)

Weissspitzen-Riffhai/Whitetip reef shark/Triaenodon obesus        Whitetip reef shark        The

Description: Weissspitzen-Riffhai/Whitetip reef shark/Triaenodon obesus



Whitetip reef shark



The whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus) is a small shark usually not exceeding 1.6 m in length. This species is easily recognizable by its slender body, short but broad head and its white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins. It is one of the most common sharks found on Indo-Pacific coral reefs. Typically the whitetip reef shark it is found on or near the bottom in clear water, at a depth of 8–40 m. 



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