The length of a Tiger Shark is from three to five meters. Their colors vary, and some colors are: bluish, greenish, gray, black, light gray, and dirty yellow. Their snout is short and very rounded. The teeth are deeply notched and serrated. There is a dermal ridge on the mid line of the back dorsal fin. Also, there is a dermal ridge on the candual peduncle on both sides. One of the dorsal fins is longer than the others.
Tiger Sharks breed by internal fertilization. The young sharks grow inside the body of the mother shark for close to nine months. They are exact miniatures of the adult Tiger Sharks and are independent when born. There are an average of 10 to 80 young sharks in a brood, and the length of the sharks at birth is between 68 - 85 cm.
Tiger Sharks are scavengers. They will eat fish, turtles, crabs, clams, mammals, sea birds, other sharks, and just about anything else.
Tiger Sharks occasionally attack people and are greatly feared.
Tiger sharks can be found world wide in warm waters. They are salt water fish only. They inhabit both the shoreline and open waters. This shark prefers shallow waters, bays and coral reefs. It is mostly active at night. Tiger sharks go from the surface to 40 meters down.
- Islands,Senegal, Ghana, southern Nigeria to Cameroon.
- Western Indian Ocean: South Africa to southern Mozambique; Red Sea, Pakistan, India.
- Western Pacific:Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, China; Australia (Queens land, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia).