sand tiger shark


Definition of sand tiger shark

: a large, often bottom-dwelling light brown to brownish gray shark (Carcharias taurus synonym Odontaspis taurus) of warm to temperate often shallow waters that has large, sharp, protruding teeth and when young yellowish brown spots

called also brown shark, gray nurse shark, ragged-tooth shark

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First Known Use of sand tiger shark

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Sand tiger shark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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