Tiger shark

They eat almost anything that comes their way – you name it, they’ll try to snack on it!

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A formidable apex predator inhabiting the world’s oceans. These powerful creatures derive their name from the distinct dark stripes running down their bodies, resembling the markings of a tiger. They are among the largest shark species, often attaining lengths exceeding 5 m (16 ft). They possess formidable jaws filled with sharp, serrated teeth, perfectly adapted for hunting and consuming a wide variety of prey. These sharks consume fish, seals, seabirds, and even scavenged items like trash or sea turtles.

Tiger sharks inhabit warm waters across the globe, frequently patrolling the upper layers of the ocean. Their inquisitive nature can lead to encounters with various objects, including boats, fishing gear, or even humans. It is imperative to exercise caution when encountering tiger sharks, respecting their natural environment and behavior to ensure the safety of both humans and these magnificent creatures.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Atlantic ocean
2018
Indian ocean
2018
Pacific ocean
2018
Black Sea
2018
Mediterranean Sea
2018
Red Sea
2018
American Samoa
2018
Angola
2018
Anguilla
2018
Antigua & Barbuda
2018
Aruba
2018
Australia
2018
Bahrain
2018
Barbados
2018
Belize
2018
Benin
2018
Bermuda
2018
Brazil
2018
British Virgin Is.
2018
Cameroon
2018
Cayman Islands
2018
China
2018
Colombia
2018
Congo-Brazzaville
2018
Cook Islands
2018
Costa Rica
2018
Cuba
2018
Côte D’ivoire
2018
Djibouti
2018
Dominica
2018
Dominican Republic
2018
East Timor
2018
Ecuador
2018
Egypt
2018
Equatorial Guinea
2018
Eritrea
2018
Fiji
2018
French Guiana
2018
French Polynesia
2018
Gabon
2018
Gambia
2018
Ghana
2018
Grenada
2018
Guadeloupe
2018
Guam
2018
Guatemala
2018
Guinea-Bissau
2018
Guinea
2018
Guyana
2018
Haiti
2018
Honduras
2018
Iceland
2018
Seasonality Uncertain
India
2018
Indonesia
2018
Iran
2018
Iraq
2018
Jamaica
2018
Kenya
2018
Kiribati
2018
Kuwait
2018
Liberia
2018
Libya
2018
Seasonality Uncertain
Maldives
2018
Marshall Islands
2018
Martinique
2018
Mauritania
2018
Mexico
2018
Micronesia
2018
Montserrat
2018
Morocco
2018
Mozambique
2018
Nauru
2018
New Caledonia
2018
New Zealand
2018
Nicaragua
2018
Nigeria
2018
Niue
2018
Norfolk Island
2018
Nort. Mariana Is.
2018
Oman
2018
Pakistan
2018
Palau
2018
Panama
2018
Papua New Guinea
2018
Peru
2018
Pitcairn
2018
Portugal
2018
Azores
Puerto Rico
2018
Qatar
2018
Saint Lucia
2018
Saint Vincent
2018
Samoa
2018
Saudi Arabia
2018
Senegal
2018
Sierra Leone
2018
Solomon Islands
2018
Somalia
2018
South Africa
2018
Seasonality Uncertain
Sri Lanka
2018
St. Kitts & Nevis
2018
Sudan
2018
Suriname
2018
Taiwan
2018
Tanzania
2018
Togo
2018
Tokelau
2018
Tonga
2018
Trinidad & Tobago
2018
Tuvalu
2018
UAE
2018
US Minor Is.
2018
US Virgin Islands
2018
United Kingdom
2018
United States
2018
Uruguay
2018
Vanuatu
2018
Venezuela
2018
Vietnam
2018
Wallis & Futuna
2018
Yemen
2018
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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No