Whitetip reef shark is a somewhat little animal types, few whitetip reef sharks are longer than 1.6 m (5.2 ft). The greatest length this species achieves is much of the time given as 2.1 m (6.9 ft), however this was initially founded on visual perceptions and might be questionable. The greatest announced weight is 18.3 kg (40 lb). The whitetip reef shark has a thin body and a short, wide head. The nose is leveled and gruff, with enormous folds of skin before the nares that are rolled into tubes. The eyes are little and oval with vertical students and noticeable edges above, and are many times followed by a little indent. The mouth has a particular descending inclination (giving a disappointed articulation to the shark), with short wrinkles at the corners. There are 42-50 tooth lines in the upper jaw and 42-48 tooth columns in the lower jaw. Every tooth has a solitary thin, smooth-edged cusp at the middle, flanked by a couple of a lot more modest cusplets. The principal dorsal blade is situated well back on the body, closer to the pelvic than the pectoral balances. The second dorsal and butt-centric blades are enormous, about half to 3/4 as high as the main dorsal balance. The expansive, three-sided pectoral blades begin at or somewhat before the level of the fifth gill cut. There is no edge between the first and second dorsal balances. The lower curve of the caudal blade is a portion of the length of the upper, which has areas of strength for a close to the tip. The dermal denticles are little and covering, ordinarily with 7 even edges, giving the skin a smooth vibe. The shading is grayish to caramel above and white beneath, with an example of dissipated little, dim spots extraordinary to every person. The tips of the primary dorsal balance and upper caudal blade curve, and once in a while likewise the second dorsal blade and lower caudal balance curve, are dazzling white.