whitetip shark

Primary Meanings of whitetip shark

1.
n
large deep-water shark with white-tipped dorsal fin; worldwide distribution; most dangerous shark
2.
n
smooth dogfish of Pacific and Indian Oceans and Red Sea having white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins
Full Definitions of whitetip shark
1

n large deep-water shark with white-tipped dorsal fin; worldwide distribution; most dangerous shark

Synonyms:
Carcharinus longimanus, oceanic whitetip shark, white-tipped shark
Type of:
requiem shark
any of numerous sharks from small relatively harmless bottom-dwellers to large dangerous oceanic and coastal species
2

n smooth dogfish of Pacific and Indian Oceans and Red Sea having white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins

Synonyms:
Triaenodon obseus, reef whitetip shark
Type of:
smooth dogfish
small bottom-dwelling shark found along both Atlantic coasts

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