15 Interesting Facts About Tiger Shark

The tiger shark gets its name from the black spots and stripes that run the length of its body, similar to that of a tiger. This is one of the largest known shark species. Tiger sharks eat bony fish, rays, squid, crustaceans, seals, and dolphins. It has a large, powerful head, large eyes, and a very blunt snout. So, take a look at these amazing facts about this incredible predator.

  1. As soon the tiger sharks develop teeth in the womb they start attacking and eating each other.
  2. Tiger sharks are typical carnivores marine animals that rely for food on, shellfish,, squid, bony fish, small sharks, skates, lobsters, rays, porpoises, turtles, crabs, marine birds and mammals.
  3. A fully grown tiger shark attains the length of 10 ft 8 inches to 13 ft 11 inches(3.25–4.25 m). they weigh around 385-635 kg (849–1,400 pounds).
  4. Tiger sharks are named by tiger because of black stripes that covers their entire body when they are young. When they grew up their stripes got fade away.
  5. They have a great sense of smell and they use it to hunt other marine animals.
  6. Tigersharks are considered to be the “wastebaskets of the ocean”. The name is given to them just because of their tendency to eat whatever they see in the ocean.
  7. Tiger sharks are migrating marine animals. They migrate to warm waters when the ocean tempratures drop down.
  8. After white sharks these tiger sharks are considered to be the most dangerous to humans.
  9. The mating time of tiger sharks who live in northern hemisphere is from march to may. While those who live in the southern hemisphere mate from november to january.
  10. The life expectancy of the tiger sharks is about 50 years.
  11. The tiger shark is a requiem shark species and the only living member of the genus Galeocerdo.It is a large macropredator with a length of more than 5 m. (16 ft 5 in). Populations can be found in a variety of tropical and temperate waters, particularly around the central Pacific islands.
  12. The gestation period of tiger sharks last upto 15-16 months. When they are born they are of size of 80-90 cm.
  13. They reach the age of sexual maturity at the age of 7 to 10 years.
  14. Its rare to see that tiger sharks share their hunt or food. But they have seen to share their food with crocodiles as well as white sharks.
  15. Tiger sharks are being hunted by an enormous rate. Due to their low repopulation rates they could fall in the category of endangered species in the near future.

Related Articles

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please Turn Off The Ad-Blocker To Continue