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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTriaenodon obesus (Rüppell, 1837) 
AphiaID: 214557

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorElasmobranchii (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNeoselachii (Subclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSelachii (Infraclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGaleomorphi (Superorder) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhiniformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhinidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTriaenodon (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTriaenodon obesus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTriaenodon Müller & Henle, 1837
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharias obesus Rüppell, 1837
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTriaenodon apicalis Whitley, 1939
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrianodon obesus (Rüppell, 1837) (misspelling)
Source  basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2014). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]

Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwhitetip reef shark  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcazón coralero trompacorta  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Djibouti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [details]
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudopandarus longus (Gnanamuthu, 1951) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (13 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (45 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (24 nucleotides; 8 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType species Type species of genus. Authority Mueller & Henle, 1837 according to <143> and (Ruppell, 1835) in <307>. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:214557
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
1998-06-10 06:08:33Z  changed  Fondo, Esther
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell, 1837). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=214557 on 2014-12-28
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