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Tiger Shark
Tiger Shark
Information
Range Central Pacific Ocean
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Carcharhiniformes
Family Carcharhinidae
Genus Galeocerdo
Species G. Cuvier
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The Tiger Shark is a specie from the Galeocerdo genus. It is found in many tropical and temperate waters, and is especially common around central Pacific islands.

Appearance

The tiger shark is a solitary, mostly nocturnal hunter. It is notable for having the widest food spectrum of all sharks, with a range of prey that includes crustaceans, fish, seals, birds, squid, turtles, sea snakes, dolphins, and even other smaller sharks.

Behaviour

The tiger shark is a solitary, mostly nocturnal hunter, and is notable for having the widest food spectrum of all sharks, consuming a variety of prey ranging from crustaceans, fish, seals, birds, squid, turtles, and sea snakes to dolphins and even other smaller sharks

Diet

Tiger shark. ... The tiger shark is a solitary, mostly nocturnal hunter. It is notable for having the widest food spectrum of all sharks, with a range of prey that includes crustaceans, fish, seals, birds, squid, turtles, sea snakes, dolphins, and even other smaller sharks.

Lifespan

Some scientists believe that the life expectancy of the Great White Sharks is around 30 years (Levine, 1988) but other research indicates that they can reach up to 40. The lifespan of Tiger Sharks in the wild is believed to be 27 years in average, although some may live up to 50 years of age.

Gallery

  • A Tiger Shark in its natural habitat.
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