Tuesday, March 30

Who is Galeocerdo cuvier?

Galeocerdo cuvier - or Tiger sharks are one of the largest sharks in the world. Adults commonly reach lenghts of 3.3 to 4.3 meters and weigh between 385 - 635 kilograms.

Tiger sharks are gray in color with vertical tiger-like stripe markings which usually fade or disappear in adults. They can also be identified by their characteristic sickle-shaped teeth that are similar in both the upper and lower jaw.

This species is a requiem shark (Family Carcharhinidae) with short, blunt snout, labial furrows, and large head. Tiger sharks have a slender body behind the pectoral fins and low keels on their caudal peduncle, and slender and long cuadal fins.

For more information on Galeocerdo cuvier go to marinebio,org

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