Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus)

Also known as Blunthead Shark, Light-tip Shark, Light-tipped Shark, Whitetip Shark, White-tipped Reef Shark

Description

Also known as Blunthead Shark, Light-tip Shark, Light-tipped Shark, Whitetip Shark, White-tipped Reef Shark.

Found singly or in small shivers, during the day resting on the bottom in caves, channels, under ledges and on sand patches, out hunting for food at night in areas of strong currents over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on fish, benthic invertebrates and octopus.
Length - 160cm
Depth - 0-330m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Whitetip Reef Sharks are the most common sharks found in warm waters.
Not considered dangerous.

However Requiem Sharks have some of the most potentially dangerous sharks in their family and are responsible for over half of shark attacks. They can also be difficult to identify! Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/907

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Whitetip Reef Shark. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Whitetip Reef Shark (Juvenile)

Whitetip Reef Shark (Juvenile)

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