Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

Whitetip Reef Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
The Whitetip Reef Shark is native to coral reefs of the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans from southern Africa through to Central America. It is the only species in its genus.
Whitetip Reef Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
It has a white tip on its first dorsal fin and usually also on its upper tail fin. It has a down-sloping mouth and vertical pupils. It grows to some one and a half metres long.
Whitetip Reef Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Mainly nocturnal, it spends most of the day resting. Its prey is mainly fish but includes crustaceans and cephalopods. Although common around reefs, it is vulnerable from overfishing.