Sadly, like many shark species, the tiger shark is classified as a near threatened species by the IUCN. They are regularly fished for their fins, flesh, and liver, and their population numbers have declined dramatically in the most prevalent fishing areas. They also often end up as bycatch in large fishing nets. Their current global population trend is unknown, but scientists believe it is declining.
- Recommended Age: 3
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NAME: Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) CLASS: Chondrichthyes ORDER: Carcharhiniformes FAMILY: Carcharhinidae AVERAGE LENGTH: 11 ft (3.6 m) AVERAGE WEIGHT: 850 lbs (159 kg) HABITAT: Coastal waters of tropical seas SCALE: 1:20 What doesn??t it eat? The tiger shark eats everything from lobsters, sea turtles and squid to boat cushions, bicycle parts and raincoats. It??s one of the most ravenous eaters of all sharks??and it??s one of the most feared.