Fish ID: Tiger Shark

Requiem shark tiger shark galeocerdo cuvier fij
Family Requiem Shark (CARCHARHINIDAE)
species Galeocerdo cuvier
size To 5.5m
locality Open water, occassionally near steep drop-offs
behaviour Solitary
range Circumglobal in tropical and temperate regions

Large, bulky body, not so stream-lined, light and dark bands most visible around the body.