Tiger Shark Jaw Replica

Description

Tiger Shark Jaw Replica measures 20×20.5x 6.0 inches. The Tiger Shark Jaw Replica is Museum Quality Polyurethane cast made in USA. The tiger shark is one of the largest sharks measuring 10 to 14 ft in length and weighing 850 to 1400 lbs. Native to many tropical and temperate oceans especially around central Pacific islands. The Tiger Shark is a solitary hunter, hunting at night. Tiger shark teeth are very sharp, pronounced serrations and an unmistakable sideways-pointing tip. Their teeth are able to slice through flesh, bone, and other tough substances such as turtle shells. Its teeth are continually replaced by rows of new teeth throughout the shark’s life. Relative to the shark’s size, tiger shark teeth are considerably shorter than those of a great white shark, but they are nearly as broad as the root as the great white’s teeth and are better suited to slicing through hard-surfaced prey. The tiger shark is a dangerous predator, known for attacks on swimmers, divers and surfers, the tiger shark is second only to the great white in number of recorded human fatalities. Its name is derived from the dark stripes down its body, which fade as the shark matures.

The tiger shark is an apex predator and has a reputation for eating almost anything. These predators swim close inland to eat at night, and during the day swim out into deeper waters. Young tiger sharks are found to feed largely on small fish, as well as various small jellyfish, and mollusks including cephalopods. Around the time they attain 7.5 feet, or near sexual maturity, their selection expands considerably, and much larger animals become regular prey. Numerous fish, crustaceans, sea birds, sea snakes, marine mammals such as bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, spotted dolphins, dugongs, seals and sea lions, and sea turtles. They also eat other sharks, including adult sandbar sharks as well as rays, and sometimes even other tiger sharks.

The broad, heavily calcified jaws and nearly terminal mouth, combined with robust, serrated teeth, enable the tiger shark to take on these large prey. In addition, excellent eyesight and acute sense of smell enable it to react to faint traces of blood and follow them to the source. The ability to pick up low-frequency pressure waves enables the shark to advance towards an animal with confidence, even in murky water. The shark circles its prey and studies it by prodding it with its snout. When attacking, the shark often eats its prey whole.

Additional information

Weight 14 lbs
Dimensions 20 × 20.5 × 6 in
Tiger Shark Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Carcharhinidae
Genus: Galeocerdo
Species: G. cuvier
Binomial name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Conservation status: Near Threatened – A near-threatened species is a species which has been categorized as "Near Threatened" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as that may be considered threatened with extinction in the near future.

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