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tiger shark

n.
A large voracious shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) of tropical and warm temperate waters, having a grayish-brown body with dark stripes and spots that are especially prominent in juveniles.

tiger shark

n
1. (Animals) a voracious omnivorous requiem shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, chiefly of tropical waters, having a striped or spotted body
2. (Animals) any of certain other spotted sharks, such as Stegostoma tigrinum, of the Indian Ocean

ti′ger shark`


n.
a large, voracious shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, of warm seas.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tiger shark - large dangerous warm-water shark with striped or spotted bodytiger shark - large dangerous warm-water shark with striped or spotted body
requiem shark - any of numerous sharks from small relatively harmless bottom-dwellers to large dangerous oceanic and coastal species
Translations
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References in classic literature ?
Fully a dozen feet in length, with the unmistakable phosphorescent cat's eye gleaming like a drowning star, I knew it for what it was, a tiger shark.
Not ten feet to the right, probing a coral fissure with her squid stick, was the Princess, and the tiger shark was heading directly for her.
You know the South Seas, and you know that the tiger shark, like the bald-face grizzly of Alaska, never gives trail.
It is almost uncanny the way they know sharks and can sense the presence of a real killer--a tiger shark, for instance, or a gray nurse strayed up from Australian waters.
Along with great whites and bulls, tiger sharks are one of the most common species involved in fatal attacks on humans.
Tiger sharks are predators often found around Pacific islands.
Tiger sharks are responsible for the second-highest number of reported attacks on humans, according to the International Shark Attack File.
The team attached identification tags to 21 blacktip, six bull, three blacknose and four tiger sharks.
There are believed to be 47 types in the Med including deadly great whites and tiger sharks.
29 target sharks (24 white sharks, three tiger sharks and two bull sharks) one white shark deceased, 28 alive.
Mr Dubosc was a member of Shark Watch Patrol, a group that works to publicise the danger of bull and tiger sharks off the French-owned island.
All had been attending lessons at the Stadium Pool for two years under coach Gemma Ripley (left), and Kelly and Joanne had also been attending regular training sessions with the Borough of Kirklees Tiger Sharks squad, which is an introduction to competitive swimming JS*85645438