|Estimated Population||Decreasing, Near Threatened|
J.P. Muller and Henle, 1837
|Species||• G. cuvier|
|Conservation Status |
The Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) is a large carnivorous cartilaginous fish that is known for shark attacks in tropical areas. It is a nocturnal hunter and is currently Near Threatened (NT).
The shark is found near shore in tropical and subtropical waters, it frequently commits provoked and unprovoked attacks.
Its name derives from the dark stripes down its body which resemble a tiger's pattern, which fade as the shark matures.
The Tiger Shark is largely killed for it's fins, flesh, and sometimes even liver. Their populations are decreasing, especially in areas of overfishing.
Many people keep finding these sharks and overfishing, and the sharks are going down on the IUCN Red List.
|Marine||Marine Habitats • Aquariums • Global Oceans • Ocean Weather
|Vertebrate||Fishes • Mammals • Reptiles • Amphibians • Cartilaginous Fishes • Sharks
|Invertebrate||Arthropod • Mollusca • Echinoderms • Cnidaria
|Conservation Status||Critically Endangered • Endangered • Near Threatened • Vulnerable • Least Concern • Data Deficient • Not Evaluated|