TIGER SHARK

Galeocerdo cuvier

Tiger Shark

SIZE

To about 18 ft (5.5 m).

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

DISTRIBUTION

Cape Cod, MA, to Uruguay, including Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.

HABITAT

Coastal waters close inshore to outer continental shelf; offshore including oceanic island groups.

SIMILAR SPECIES

Characteristic teeth and markings of tiger shark distinguish this species from other Atlantic sharks.

MORE INFORMATION

Guide to Sharks, Tunas, & Billfishes of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.
Text descriptions taken from Guide to Sharks, Tunas, & Billfishes of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

Tiger shark length-weight relationship

Canadian Shark Research Laboratory

Ichthyology at the Florida Museum of Natural History

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(File Modified Sep. 13 2011)