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Noun1.Triaenodon - a genus of TriakidaeTriaenodon - a genus of Triakidae      
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
family Triakidae, Triakidae - small sharks with smooth skins and lacking spines on their dorsal fins
reef whitetip shark, Triaenodon obseus, whitetip shark - smooth dogfish of Pacific and Indian Oceans and Red Sea having white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins
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One of the most common sharks in the GMR is the whitetip reef shark, Triaenodon obesus, which is found in shallow coastal waters (Grove & Lavenberg 1997).
They then used state-of-the art statistical methods to combine the uncertainty associated with each of these methods and arrive at a more robust long-term population prediction for two GBR shark species -- the grey reef shark and the whitetip reef shark.
These include the shark species commonly known as the gray reef shark, oceanic whitetip shark, blacktip reef shark, tiger shark, whitetip reef shark, tawny nurse shark, great white shark, whale shark, scalloped hammerhead shark, great hammerhead shark, smooth hammerhead shark, and leopard shark.
Whitetip reef shark populations are currently at 20% of unfished levels, and could be down to 5% within two decades.
This close-up of an eye - taken just eight inches from the snarling face of a Whitetip Reef Shark - is one of my favourite photographs.