• The whitetip reef shark is currently listed as near threatened. For information about what threats this animal faces and whats being done to combat it, you can visit IUCN Redlist.
  • Though they have similar names and share a certain physical characteristic described in their names, the whitetip reef shark and the oceanic whitetip shark are two different species. If you would like information on the oceanic whitetip, the Florida Museum of Natural History's page is a helpful place to start. The URL for their page on the whitetip reef shark can be found on our reference page.

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