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White tips reef shark

Scientific name: Triaenodon obesus

Size: Up to 6,6 feet

Color: Gray brown back and pale gray belly

Distinguishing feature: very slender with white tips on all fins

Where did we see it: Zanzibar, Thailand, French polynesia, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat

White tips reef shark of Raja Ampat

White tips reef shark

Scientific name: Triaenodon obesus

Size: Up to 6,6 feet

Color: Gray brown back and pale gray belly

Distinguishing feature: very slender with white tips on all fins

Where did we see it: Zanzibar, Thailand, French polynesia, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat

In detail

This shark is also called coral shark. It should not be confused with the oceanic whitetip shark which is larger and more predatory.

This shark is a passive shark that does not need to swim to breathe, it is often found lying on the bottom.

This shark has about 3000 teeth, which is renewed every 3 days!

Our pictures of white tips reef shark

The different species of Sharks we have seen

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