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The whitetip reef shark is a nocturnal creature.
The whitetip reef shark is a nocturnal creature. Because of this feature, this shark relies heavily on its keen eyesight. Its eyes are large and oval, which help the shark see well in dim light. It also uses its strong chemosensory and electroreceptor systems to help it locate prey in the dark. These features were not used by the original created kind to hunt prey, but became useful hunting tools once animals began to hunt other animals after the Fall of man.
CLASS: Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish—sharks, skates, and rays)
ORDER: Carcharhiniformes (ground sharks)
FAMILY: Carcharhinidae (requiem sharks)
GENUS/SPECIES: Triaenodon obesus
Size: Average 5.5 ft (1.7 m)
Weight: Average 44 lbs (20 kg)
Depth: Most common between 26–130 ft (8–40 m)
Diet: Fish, crustaceans, octopuses
Habitat: Shallow, tropical waters around the coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans