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Whitetip Reef Shark

Triaenodon obesus


A slender shark with a depressed head and blunt snout. Sometimes has a few scattered roundish dark grey spots on body. First dorsal fin and caudal fin have a white spot.


Often found resting in caves or on the sand.


Found at coconut beach in a bout 15m of water. Was circling underneath me for five minutes and kept annoying a medium sized Humphead wrasse.

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Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Dec 11, 2009
Submitted on Mar 11, 2012

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