The Oceanic Whitetip Shark is a large shark found worldwide in the pelagic regions of the sea – meaning the upper areas of the open ocean. This predator is named for the white splotches found on the tips of its rounded fins.
Scientific Name: Carcharhinus longimanus
Characteristics: This thick-bodied shark features a wide, blunt snout and long, rounded pectoral and dorsal fins. The shark’s streamlined body is designed to help it navigate its open ocean habitat in search of prey.
Size and Color: This figure measures 6 inches long from its snout to the tip of its tail, and is 2 inches tall at the top of its dorsal fin. This hand-painted, accurately detailed figure features gray brown coloration above with irregular dark spots, fading to white on its underside. Its fins are tipped with mottled white splotches.
The Oceanic Whitetip Shark is part of the Wild Safari® Sea Life collection.
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