Tiger sharks live longer in the wild than in captivity, averaging 27 years and a maximum age estimated at 37 years.
Tiger sharks live longer in the wild than in captivity, averaging 27 years. The maximum age of a tiger shark is estimated at 27-37 years.
Tiger sharks in captivity do not live as long, living a maximum of 17 to 20 years.
Based on data from the Western North Atlantic and Australia, the generation length is estimated at 17.5-22.5 years.
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• Sources | (Afonso, Hazin, Barreto, Santana, & Lessa, 2012; Branstetter, Musick, & Colvocoresses, 1987; Draper, 2011; Ferreira & Simpfendorfer, 2019; Garcia, Lucifora, & Myers, 2008; Holmes, et al., 2015; Kneebone, Natanson, Andrews, & Howell, 2008; Meyer, et al., 2014; Natanson, Casey, Kohler, & Colket, 1999; Smith, Au, & Show, 1998)