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Updated 11/8/2013

Family Carcharhinidae

HAWAII

Triaenodon obesus

Tug Pier, Midway Harbor, 15 feet

 

Molokini Crater, 60 feet

 

100-foot Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 85 feet



Kaiser's wreck, Oahu, 15 feet

WHITETIP REEF SHARK        MANO LALAKEA        Nemuribuka

A common species observed at rest in caverns, submerged wrecks, or under piers during the day.  Feeds upon reef fishes at night.  Attains at least 6 feet.  Hawai‘i, Indo-Pacific and the Tropical Eastern Pacific.