Sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus) denticles: A photograph of the skin of a sand tiger shark taken with a scanning electron microscope. The sand tiger shark is a common large shark that inhabits shallow coastal waters. The sand tiger shark can be found along the southeastern coast of the United States. It is generally a slow moving shark, but it can move quite fast when chasing prey. Sand tiger sharks are often displayed in American aquariums. They are very impressive with their toothy mouths and they are easy to keep in captivity. In aquariums, the sand tiger shark often survive for decades. Sand tiger sharks have a very unique mode of nourishing their young in the female’s womb. The very young embryos are cannibalistic and eat smaller embryos in the womb!
These beautiful 8″ X 10″ black and white sand tiger shark denticle prints are on archival quality paper suited for framing.
The Sharks of North America serves as a standard reference on sharks for the twenty-first century.