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Whitetip reef shark

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Whitetip reef shark
Whitetip reef shark sprites.png


Urist likes whitetip reef sharks for their distinctive dorsal fin.

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· Aquatic

Cannot be tamed 
Birth: 1,000 cm3
Mid: 6,000 cm3
Max: 15,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 20-30
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 8
Fat 8
Brain 1
Heart 1
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A medium-sized fish which shelters in caves on the shallow sea floor. It hunts for food in packs but is not aggressive.

Whitetip reef sharks are cartilaginous fish that can be found in tropical oceans. At half the size of a dog, they pose no threat to dwarves. As fully-sized creatures, they can't be fished by fisherdwarves, but can be caught with a drowning chamber. An infant whitetip reef shark is called a whitetip reef shark pup.

Being cartilaginous, whitetip reef sharks won't give bones if butchered (though they'll still provide a skull).

Some dwarves like whitetip reef sharks for their distinctive dorsal fin.

Admired for its distinctive dorsal fin.
Photo by NOAA


  • Due to a developer oversight, the sprites for the whale shark and the whitetip reef shark are incorrectly swapped in-game.