Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell 1837),

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 41-42

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Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell 1837)


Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell 1837)  — Whitetip reef shark ( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5)

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland by White et al. (2018: 181), White & Ko'ou (2018: 42), based on a specimen collected off Kavieng (KFRS E.629). Specimens photographed at Lissenung Island , Kavieng District by Dietmar Amon on 17 Oct. 2007; another at 9 m depth by Dean Tully on 7 July 2011  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa east to Panama, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to New South Wales ( Australia), New Caledonia and Austral Islands. Found in lagoons and seaward reefs where it is often resting in caves or under coral ledges during the day, or on a sand patch, or in a channel, 0–300 m depth. Marine.