WoRMS taxon details

Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell, 1837)

214557  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:214557)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Note Type species of genus. Authority Mueller &...  
From other sources
Type species Type species of genus. Authority Mueller & Henle, 1837 according to <143> and (Ruppell, 1835) in <307>. [details]
Description Sluggish inhabitant of lagoons and seaward reefs. Also found in caves and fissures. Feeds on fishes, octopuses, spiny...  
Description Sluggish inhabitant of lagoons and seaward reefs. Also found in caves and fissures. Feeds on fishes, octopuses, spiny lobsters and crabs. Not territorial. Travels distances from about 0.3 to 3 km in periods up to about 1 year. Viviparous, with 1 to 5 young per littter. Born at about 45 cm (Ref. 5485). Rarely reported to attack humans, but is potentially dangerous especially when fish had been speared. Used for human consumption. The liver of this shark has been reported as toxic (Ref. 583). [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell, 1837). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=214557 on 2018-05-25
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
1998-06-10 06:08:33Z
changed
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofCarcharias obesus Rüppell, 1837) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofTriaenodon apicalis Whitley, 1939) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofTrianodon obesus (Rüppell, 1837)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description Sluggish inhabitant of lagoons and seaward reefs. Also found in caves and fissures. Feeds on fishes, octopuses, spiny lobsters and crabs. Not territorial. Travels distances from about 0.3 to 3 km in periods up to about 1 year. Viviparous, with 1 to 5 young per littter. Born at about 45 cm (Ref. 5485). Rarely reported to attack humans, but is potentially dangerous especially when fish had been speared. Used for human consumption. The liver of this shark has been reported as toxic (Ref. 583). [details]

Type species Type species of genus. Authority Mueller & Henle, 1837 according to <143> and (Ruppell, 1835) in <307>. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English whitetip reef shark  [details]
Japanese ネムリブカ  [details]
Spanish cazón coralero trompacorta  [details]