Sand Tiger Shark Carcharias taurus

Sand Tiger Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
The Sand Tiger Shark is native to subtropical sandy continental shelves and reefs of the Atlantic, Indian and western Pacific Oceans.
Sand Tiger Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
It has a wicked smile showing its sharp, irregular teeth and in South Africa it is known as the Spotted Ragged-tooth Shark. It has a brownish grey body with a few darker spots and grows to over 3 metres long. (There are 2 other sharks in a different genus, Odontaspis, and different appearance, with the Sand Tiger name: the Small-toothed Sand Tiger and the Big-eyed Sand Tiger.)
Sand Tiger Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Despite its toothy "smile" and pointed snout it is not aggressive to people; diet is other fish including smaller sharks and rays. However, it gives birth to live young and the embryos are known to eat their siblings before birth. With its low reproduction rate, it is vulnerable from overfishing.