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Sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus)

  sand tiger shark swimming underwater
Sand tiger shark
(Carcharias taurus)
Photo: Paula Whitfield, NOAA

ESA Species of Concern - throughout its range

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Odontaspididae
Genus: Carcharias
Species: taurus

Key Documents
(All documents are in PDF format.)

Title Federal Register Date
Species of Concern Fact Sheet: Detailed n/a 12/22/2010
n/a 12/22/2010

Status of the Sand Tiger Shark in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean (NMFS-SEFSC-585)

n/a 02/2009

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Updated: February 27, 2013

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