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Whitetip Reef Shark

Triaenodon obesus

Average Size – 4 to 5ft

Whitetip Reef Sharks have a very slender body, a short broad head, and distinctive white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins.

Found across the Indo-Pacific region almost exclusively in coral reefs.

Bony Fish, Eel, Octopus, Lobster and Crab.

Whitetip Reef Sharks are nocturnal, hunting at night and spend the daytime resting in caves.

They can pump water over their gills, so they can lay motionless on the bottom of the sea floor.

They will often stay in one area for months or even years returning to the same cave or crevice to hide.

They are rarely aggressive toward humans.

Whitetip Reef Sharks are one of the most common sharks found in the Indo-Pacific coral reefs.

Considered near threatened due to overfishing and slow reproductive rates.

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