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whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus)
Subject: whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus)
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Resolution: 2875x1903 File Size: 2451310 Bytes Date: 2006:09:07 15:59:41 Camera: NIKON D200 (NIKON CORPORATION) F number: f/6.3 Exposure: 1/60 sec Focal Length: 15/1 Upload Date: 2017:03:23 14:00:51

whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus)

The whitetip reef shark almost exclusively inhabits coral reefs.

Whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus) resting off Sipadan, Malaysia
Date 7 September 2006, 15:59
Source Who is scared who??
Author Jenny from Taipei

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 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, the whitetip reef shark occurs as far east as South Africa and as far west as Central America. It is typically found on or near the bottom in clear water, at a depth of 8–40 m.
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Triaenodon
Species: Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell, 1837)
Carcharias obesus Rüppell, 1837
Triaenodon apicalis Whitley, 1939

Scientific Name: Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell, 1837)
Common Names: Whitetip Reef Shark, cazón coralero trompacorta [Spanish]
Carcharias obesus Rüppell, 1837
Triaenodon apicalis Whitley, 1939

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