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Shark (Tiger)

Galeocerdo cuvier
Shark (Tiger)

Range

They are found in tropical waters around the world.

Habitat

They live out beyond coral reefs in deep waters, often down as deep as 500 feet.

Body Traits

They are large with dark stripes on their gray back that fade as the shark ages. They are lighter underneath. They have a wide mouth full of sharp teeth. They can reach up to 17 feet long.

Habits

They are active at night (nocturnal). They do enter shallow reefs and island bays at night to feed. They are a dangerous predator that will attack humans.

Diet

They eat seals, sea lions, porpoises, sea turtles, stingrays and even jellyfish. They are also scavengers and will eat whatever they find in the water.

Reproduction

Females are pregnant for a year (gestation). The eggs hatch while still inside the females so young are born live (ovoviviparous). It can have as many as has 80 babies.

Shark (Tiger)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Galeocerdo
Species: G. cuvier

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