Scientific Name - Galeocerdo cuvier
The tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) is one of nature's largest sharks. A mature shark can average 3.25-4.25 meters (10-14 feet) long and weigh 325-425 kilograms (850-1400 pounds). It is found in many tropical and temperate regions of the world's oceans, and is especially common around islands in the central Pacific. The tiger shark hunts alone, usually at night. Its name is derived from the dark stripes down its body, which fade as the shark matures.
- Order: Carcharhiniformes
- Family: Carcharhinidae
- Genus: Galeocerdo
- Species: cuvier
- Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
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The female gives birth to between 10 and 80 pups.
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