Information about the Whitetip Reef Shark:
The Whitetip reef shark is a is a species of requiem shark and member of the family Carcharhinidae. It is the only member of its genus. It is a smalledr shark, usually not exceeding 5.2 feet (1.6 m) It name comes from the white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins. It is one of the most common sharks found on Indo-Pacific coral reefs, it can be found as far west as South Africa and as far east as Central America. It is typically found on or near the bottom in clear water. Whitetip reef sharks are rarely aggressive towards humans, though they may investigate swimmers closely. However, spear fishers are at risk of being bitten by one attempting to steal their catch. This species is caught for food, though ciguatera poisoning resulting from its consumption has been reported. The IUCN has assessed the whitetip reef shark as Near Threatened, noting its numbers are dwindling due to increasing levels of unregulated fishing activity across its range. The slow reproductive rate and limited habitat preferences of this species renders its populations vulnerable to overfishing.
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