Galapagos Species Database

The Galapagos Species Database shares the information about the species from our Natural History Collections.

Galeocerdo cuvier (Péron & Lesueur, 1822)

tiburón tigre, alecrin, tintorera, Tiger shark

Tiger Sharks in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Photo: David Acuña, FCD.
Tiger Sharks in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Photo: David Acuña, FCD.

Grey above with vertical dark grey to black bars and spots which appear faded in adults, white below.

Subtropical(62°N-42°S,180°W-180°E)

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Chordata

Class
Elasmobranchii

Order
Carcharhiniformes

Family
Carcharhinidae

Genus
Galeocerdo

Species
cuvier

Taxon category: Accepted

Syn.: Carcharias fasciatus Bleeker, 1852, Carcharias hemprichii Klunzinger, 1871, Galeocerda cuvier (Péron & Lesueur, 1822) (misspelling), Galeocerdo arcticus (Faber, 1829), Galeocerdo cuvieri (Péron & Lesueur, 1822) (misspelling), Galeocerdo fasciatus van Kampen, 1907, Galeocerdo obtusus Klunzinger, 1871, Galeocerdo rayneri Macdonald & Barron, 1868, Galeocerdo tigrinus Müller & Henle, 1839, Galeus cepedianus Agassiz, 1838, Galeus maculatus Ranzani, 1840, Squalus arcticus Faber, 1829, Squalus cuvier Péron & Lesueur, 1822, fide Appeltans et al. (2010)

Taxon origin: Native

Status

Near threatened

Distribution

Distribution: Benthopelagic, oceanodromous

References

  • Grove, J.S. Lavenberg, R.J. (1997) The Fishes of the Galapagos Islands. Stanford University Press, Stanford California. 862 pp.
  • Appeltans, W. Bouchet, P., Boxshall, G.A., Fauchald, K., Gordon, D.P., Hoeksema, B.W., Poore, G.C.B., van Soest, R.W.M., Stöhr, S., Walter, T.C., Costello, M.J. (eds.) (2010) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Available online at http://www.marinespecies.org.
  • McCosker, J.E. Rosenblatt, R.H. (2010) The fishes of the Galápagos Archipelago: an update. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sc., Ser. 4, vol. 61, Suppl. II, no. 11: 167-195.
  • Constant, P. (2007) Marine Life of the Galapagos. The Diver's guide to Fishes, Whales, Dolphins and marine Invertebrates, 307 pp.
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"Galapagos Species Database, Galeocerdo cuvier", dataZone. Charles Darwin Foundation, https://datazone.darwinfoundation.org/en/checklist/?species=12799. Accessed 16 July 2024.