Species Details


Whitetip Reef Shark Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Triaenodon obesus
Family : Carcharhinidae
Order : Carcharhiniformes
Class : Elasmobranchii
Phylum : Chrodata
Habitat : Coral reefs,coral lagoons,shallow water
Description : Whitetip Reef Shark is a slender bodied grey shark.Very broad and flattened head present.Short and broadly rounded snout.Eyes small.Second dorsal fin very large.But second dorsal fin is distinctly smaller than the first.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Razia Sultana Setu, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh(volume 24). photo credit and copyright:FAO([email protected] ), more information please contact with us.www.fishbase.se