WoRMS taxon details

Galeocerdo cuvier (Péron & Lesueur, 1822)

105799  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105799)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Description Found in both coastal and oceanic waters, including estuaries. Nocturnal feeder on mammals, tortoises, birds, sea snakes,...  
Description Found in both coastal and oceanic waters, including estuaries. Nocturnal feeder on mammals, tortoises, birds, sea snakes, squids, gastropods, crustaceans, and detritus. Ovoviviparous. One of the most common of the large sharks in the tropics, second only to @Carcharodon carcharias@ in recorded attacks on humans. At least 27 documented attacks are sourced to it. The 910 cm record unconfirmed. One specimen, reportedly taken off Indo-China, weighed 3,110 kg and measured 740 cm (Ref. 9987). May be caught using longlines (Ref. 5213). Valued for its meat and fins as well as its excellent hide; utilized fresh, dried-salted, smoked and frozen (Ref. 9987). [details]

Distribution circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas; in the Atlantic strays as far north as Iceland and Norway; north to Cape...  
Distribution circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas; in the Atlantic strays as far north as Iceland and Norway; north to Cape Cod, strays into Gulf of Maine [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Galeocerdo cuvier (Péron & Lesueur, 1822). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105799 on 2018-02-22
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Collette, B.B., and G. Klein-MacPhee (eds.). 2002. Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine, 3rd edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London. 748 p. [details]   

additional source Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Zenetos, A., M.E. Çinar, M.A. Pancucci-Papadopoulou, J.G. Harmelin, G. Furnari, F. Andaloro, N. Bellou, N. Streftaris & H. Zibrowius. (2005). Annotated list of marine alien species in the Mediterranean with records of the worst invasive species. Mediterranean Marine Science 6(2):63-118. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Zenetos, A.; Gofas, S.; Verlaque, M.; Cinar, M.; Garcia Raso, J.; Bianchi, C.; Morri, C.; Azzurro, E.; Bilecenoglu, M.; Froglia, C.; Siokou, I.; Violanti, D.; Sfriso, A.; San Martin, G.; Giangrande, A.; Katagan, T.; Ballesteros, E.; Ramos-Espla, A.; Mastrototaro, F.; Ocana, O.; Zingone, A.; Gambi, M.; Streftaris, N. (2010). Alien species in the Mediterranean Sea by 2010. A contribution to the application of European Union’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Part I. Spatial distribution. Mediterranean Marine Science. 11(2): 381-493., available online at https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.87 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Ben Rais Lasram, F.; Mouillot, D. (2008). Increasing southern invasion enhances congruence between endemic and exotic Mediterranean fish fauna. Biological Invasions. 11(3): 697-711., available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-008-9284-4 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofGaleocerdo arcticus (Faber, 1829)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofGaleocerdo fasciatus van Kampen, 1907) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofGaleocerdo obtusus Klunzinger, 1871) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofGaleocerdo rayneri Macdonald & Barron, 1868) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofGaleocerdo tigrinus Müller & Henle, 1839) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofGaleus cepedianus Agassiz, 1838) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofGaleus maculatus Ranzani, 1839) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofCarcharias fasciatus Bleeker, 1852) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofCarcharias hemprichii Klunzinger, 1871) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofSqualus arcticus Faber, 1829) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofSqualus cuvier Péron & Lesueur, 1822) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofGaleocerda cuvier (Péron & Lesueur, 1822)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofGaleocerdo cuvieri (Péron & Lesueur, 1822)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. AFCD. , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description Found in both coastal and oceanic waters, including estuaries. Nocturnal feeder on mammals, tortoises, birds, sea snakes, squids, gastropods, crustaceans, and detritus. Ovoviviparous. One of the most common of the large sharks in the tropics, second only to @Carcharodon carcharias@ in recorded attacks on humans. At least 27 documented attacks are sourced to it. The 910 cm record unconfirmed. One specimen, reportedly taken off Indo-China, weighed 3,110 kg and measured 740 cm (Ref. 9987). May be caught using longlines (Ref. 5213). Valued for its meat and fins as well as its excellent hide; utilized fresh, dried-salted, smoked and frozen (Ref. 9987). [details]

Distribution circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas; in the Atlantic strays as far north as Iceland and Norway; north to Cape Cod, strays into Gulf of Maine [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Remark Same spelling in Ref. 3814. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English tiger shark  [details]
Hebrew כריש טיגרי  [details]
Japanese イタチザメ  [details]
Lithuanian tigrinis ryklys  [details]
Polish żarłacz tygrysirekin tygrysi  [details]
Russian акула тигровая  [details]
Slovenian morski tiger  [details]
Spanish tintoreratiburón tigre  [details]
Turkish kaplan köpekbalığıkaplan kopekbaligi  [details]
Ukrainian Тигрова акулаАкула тигрова  [details]