Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Chondrichthyes  
 Order Carcharhiniformes  
 Family Carcharhinidae  
 Genus Galeocerdo  
  Galeocerdo cuvier  (Péron & Lesueur, 1822) 
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Synonyms:Carcharias fasciatusCarcharias hemprichiiGaleocerda cuvierGaleocerdo arcticusGaleocerdo cuvieriGaleocerdo fasciatusGaleocerdo obtususGaleocerdo rayneriGaleocerdo tigrinusGaleus cepedianusGaleus maculatus details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-圓口綱及軟骨魚綱(朱等, 2001);FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world
Character: A big-headed, very short and blunt-snouted, large-monthed requiem skark. Head broad and flat. Eyes fairly large, without posterior notches. Teeth similar in upper and lower jaws, of characteristic cockscomb shape, with heavy, bent, oblique cusps, strong distal cusplets and prominent serrations but no blades. Cusps of lower teeth not prominently protruding when mouth is closed. 18-26/18-25 rows of teeth. Interdorsal ridge present. Caudal peduncle with low but prominent dermal keels. Upper precaudal pit transverse and crescentic. First dorsal origin above pectoral insertions or inner margins, its midbase closer to pectoral bases than to pelvics, and free rear tip well in front of pelvic fins. Second dorsal origin slightly anterior to anal origin. Pectoral length from origin to free rear tip about 3/5-2/3 of their anterior margins. Anal fin about as large as 2nd dorsal fin. Colour grey with a unique colour pattern of black spots and vertical bars on dorsal surface of body, bold in young but fading out in adults. 
Habitat: A common,wide-ranging coastal-pelagic tropical and warm-temperate shark, with a wide tolerance for different marine habitats. The tiger shark is an active, strong-swimming shark, ordinarily seen cruising slowly with a sinuous motion that has been describe 
Distribution: Western Atlantic including Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean islands. Eastern North Atlantic including Iceland, UK, Morocco, Canary Islands, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana. Indo-West Pacific from south Africa north to the Red Sea and east to Pakista 
Utility: The tiger shark is commonly caught in coastal and offshore fisheries with longline, hook-and-line, and fixed bottom. It flesh id utilized fresh, fresh frozen, dried salted and smoked for human consumption, hide used for leather, fins for shark fin soup. 
Name Code: 383081
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