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Triaenodon obesus (Whitetip Reef Shark) is a species of modern sharks in the family requiem sharks. They are listed as vulnerable by IUCN. They are native to Indian Ocean, Asia, and Pacific Ocean. They are nocturnal carnivores. Individuals can grow to 213 cm. They have parental care (female provides care). They rely on swimming and carcharhiniform to move around.

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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/carcharhiniform
  • Definition: Body/caudal fin propulsion, retaining eel-like body movements and exploiting interactions between the sidewash from an anterior median fin with the next posterior fin, increasing its effective angle of attack
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EOL has data for 41 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Whitetip Reef Shark. View this species on GBIF