Tiger Shark

Tiger Shark

The tiger shark has a higher intrinsic rate of population increase than many other carcharhinids due to its relatively large litter sizes of 10-80 pups, although many won’t survive to adulthood.

The tiger shark has a higher intrinsic rate of population increase than many other carcharhinid sharks.

Litter sizes are relatively large, ranging from 10-80 pups. With a maximum of 82 embryos recorded, an average tiger shark litter consists of 26-33 pups.

Many of these pups will not survive to adulthood.


Image | ©️ D Ross Robertson, Public Domain , Public Domain
Sources | (Draper, 2011; Dudley & Simpfendorfer, 2006; Ferreira & Simpfendorfer, 2019; Pratt, Jr., 1988; Simpfendorfer, 2019; Whitney & Crow, 2007)

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