Genus Galeocerdo


Summary:

A genus with a single species, the Tiger Shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, found world-wide.

The Tiger Shark has lateral keels on the caudal peduncle, spiracles, long upper labial furrows, a large mouth with cockscomb-shaped teeth in both jaws; first dorsal-fin origin over or slightly behind the pectoral-fin origin, and a ridge along the back between the dorsal fins.

Reproductive mode - ovoviviparous.

Galeocerdo Müller, J. & Henle, F.G.J. 1837. Ueber die Gattungen der Plagiostomen. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 3(1): 394-401 [398] [name only published by Müller, J. & Henle, F.G.J. 1837. Gattungen der Haifische und Rochen, nach ihrer Arbeit: "Ueber die Naturgeschichte der Knorpelfische". Bericht der Königlisch Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1836: 111–118].

Author: Dianne J. Bray

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Galeocerdo in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 Oct 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/genus/559

References


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