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 Indian Sand tiger (Eugomphodus tricuspidatus)

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 Photo

Indian Sand tiger
No image of Indian Sand tiger found in the Shark Database
 Range Map

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 Systematics

Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata)

Class: Carlilagenous Fishes (Chondrichthyes)
  Order: Mackerel sharks (Lamniformes)
    Family: Sandtiger sharks (Odontaspididae)
      Genus: Eugomphodus (Eugomphodus)


 Name

Scientific: Eugomphodus tricuspidatus
German: Indischer Sandtigerhai
English: Indian Sand tiger
French: Requin taureau bambak
Spanish: Toro bambaco


 Appearance

Compressed-cylindrical body, slightly depressed snout. Long mouth and small eyes without nictitating membrane. Mouth ends behind the eyes. Both dorsal fins and anal fin are of similar size. Origin of first dorsal fin closer to pelvic fins than to pectorals. Upper precaudal pit present. No lateral keels. Caudal fin not lunate shaped.

 Coloration

Brownish coloration.

 Distribution

Its distribution is still questionable since this species is very rare. Western Indian Ocean: India.

 Biology

Biology nearly unknown. An inshore, littoral shark.

 Feeding

Most likely fish.

 Size

Unknown. Said to reach 350 cm.

 Reproduction

Aplacental viviparous (ovoviviparous).

 Similar Species

Very similar to Grey nurse shark but that sandtigers have a more pointed snout and more rounded pectoral fins.

 Endangerment

Status in the IUCN Red List:


No Entry found in Red List.


 Danger to Humans

Probably harmless.



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