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Family: Odontaspididae Sand tigers

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Photo by Choromanski, J.M.

Max. Length 330 cm TL
Carcharias taurus Rafinesque, 1810

Photo by Choromanski, J.M.
Carcharias taurus
[Sand tiger shark]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 370 cm TL
Carcharias tricuspidatus Day, 1878

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Carcharias tricuspidatus
[Indian sand tiger]

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 450 cm TL
Odontaspis ferox (Risso, 1810)

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Odontaspis ferox
[Smalltooth sand tiger]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 367 cm TL
Odontaspis noronhai (Maul, 1955)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
Odontaspis noronhai
[Bigeye sand tiger shark]

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Carcharias taurus Sand tiger shark Circumtropical 330 TL 1810
Carcharias tricuspidatus Indian sand tiger Indian Ocean 370 TL 1878
Odontaspis ferox Smalltooth sand tiger Eastern Atlantic 450 TL 1810
Odontaspis noronhai Bigeye sand tiger shark Eastern Atlantic 367 TL 1955

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