English common name: Tiger shark
Spanish common name: tiburón tigre, alecrin, tintorera
Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Carcharias fasciatus Bleeker, 1852, Carcharias hemprichii Klunzinger, 1871, Galeocerda cuvier (Péron & Lesueur, 1822) (misspelling), Galeocerdo arcticus (Faber, 1829), Galeocerdo cuvieri (Péron & Lesueur, 1822) (misspelling), Galeocerdo fasciatus van Kampen, 1907, Galeocerdo obtusus Klunzinger, 1871, Galeocerdo rayneri Macdonald & Barron, 1868, Galeocerdo tigrinus Müller & Henle, 1839, Galeus cepedianus Agassiz, 1838, Galeus maculatus Ranzani, 1840, Squalus arcticus Faber, 1829, Squalus cuvier Péron & Lesueur, 1822, fide Appeltans et al. (2010)
Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.
Description: Grey above with vertical dark grey to black bars and spots which appear faded in adults, white below.
Last updated: 11 Jan 2013
Taxon native but not endemic.
Near Threatened - Is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.
The IUCN Red List assessments presented here may deviate from the global IUCN listings for the following reasons:
Galapagos island groups: Santa Cruz.
Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.