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Sandtiger Shark
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Odontaspis taurus
Family Name:
Odontaspididae
Size:
Up to 10 feet (3 m)
Weight:
158.8 kg
Color:
brownish tanish
Diet:
small fishes
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Sandtiger Shark

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Sandtiger Shark Description
  The sand tiger shark has a stout body with two large dorsal fins that are almost equal in size and the first dorsal fin placed far back on the trunk of the body. The tail has an elongated upper lobe and no caudal keel. This shark appears bronze from above but is increasingly paler below. Juveniles have reddish or yellow-brown spots on the tail and rear end of the body that fade with age. The gill slits are anterior to the origin of the pectoral fins.  
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