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The tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, gets its name from dark stripes similar to a tiger pattern. Young sharks have spots that grow to form stripes, and then fade as the shark matures. Its color ranges from blue to pale green with a white or pale yellow underbelly. The tiger shark has a wedge shaped head and small sensors on their upper body, called the ampullae of lorenzini, which help them detect the movement of their prey in darkness. Like other sharks, they have a reflective layer in their eyes that helps them see in low light conditions. Tiger shark teeth are serrated, and curved and are extremely sharp to cut through flesh, bone, and shell. Its teeth are in rows and the first two rows are used to catch prey, other rows rotate into place as they are needed when they get broken or worn.

Tiger sharks have a thick body, a blunt nose, long fins, and a long upper tail that helps it sprint and quickly turn. The largest recorded tiger shark was 23 feet long, and weighed over 3000 pounds.

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Picture of a tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier,with parasitic leech, Stibarobdella macrothela, on side of head, and nictitating membrane partially covering eye, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, USA, Central Pacific Ocean

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Image of a large tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, at the surface, Bahamas

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Stock photo of tiger shark pup, Galeocerdo cuvier, at Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Kaneohe bay, Oahu, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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Photo of a tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, showing nictitating membrane to protect eyes, West End, Grand Bahama, Atlantic Ocean

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Picture of a tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, Atlantic Ocean, Bahamas

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Image of a 14 foot tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, split view at sunset Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas, Caribbean, Atlantic

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Stock photo of Laysan albatross fledgling, Phoebastria immutabilis, which has landed in the lagoon, escapes from an attack by tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, East Island, French Frigate Shoals, Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Central Pacific Ocean

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Photo of a tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, and underwater videographer, West End, Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean

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Picture of a tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, Tiger Beach, Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean

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Image of a tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, with eye covered and protected by nictitating membrane, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii

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Stock photo of jaws of tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, hooked cusps hold prey and serrated edges cut out bites, differences in shark tooth size and shape reflect what and how they prey on, Hawaii

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Photo of a tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, lunging for bait, showing distintively-shaped teeth, ampullae of Lorenzini on snout, and nictitating membrane protecting eye, rusty fishhook in corner of mouth may be from longline or "sport" fishing boat, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, Central Pacific Ocean

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Picture of a tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, investigating bait, chum, in the Bahamas.

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Image of fins of a butchered tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier; still in demand even though populations continue to decline, Kona, Hawaii, Central Pacific Ocean

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Stock photo of tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, South Africa, Indian Ocean

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Photo of a tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier,underwater

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Picture of a tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, Aliwal Shoal, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, Indian Ocean

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Image of tiger sharks , Galeocerdo cuvier, Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean

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Stock photo of tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier,Aliwal Shoal, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, Indian Ocean

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Photo of a tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, scavenging carcass of green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas, killed by native Torres Strait hunters, Mabuiag Island, Torres Straits, Queensland, Australia

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