Adult Female

Adult Female
Name: unnamed
Species: Tigershark
Birthday: Monday, March 12, 2018
Owner: WereTigress

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Tigersharks maintain territories in which to hunt, often on the reefs fringing Tetzcotal and the Candle Archipelagos, but these territories are loose and they tend to be fairly lax about other tigersharks wandering through as long as they don't get too close. Tigersharks have a superb sense of smell and surprisingly good hearing that allows them to keep track of their neighbors, and a roar usually warns off any intruder who gets too close. If two tigersharks do come to blows, however, they show little mercy, fighting with tooth and claw, trying to push each other into shallows where they might get stranded as the tide retreats. Despite how different their behaviors are from leocampi, in the southern end of their ranges, the two creatures have been known to interbreed and form mixed prides of leocampi and tigersharks, although these prides tend to be small.

Despite their name, tigersharks are not true sharks but rather curious merges of mammals and fish, similar to hippocampi and capricorns, and close relatives of tropical triaks and leocampi. Tigersharks are among the top predators of the western sea, able to catch a wide variety of prey including various fishes, mollusks, birds, mammals, and turtles. If desperate enough, tigersharks may even attack the dunkleosteus and large sea reptiles that live in the open ocean, though it is rare to see tigersharks wandering that far from shore. Like leocampi, they sport gills and breathe comfortably underwater, but despite how their forelimbs closely resemble those of land-dwelling cats, they cannot support their own body weight long outside of water. Tigersharks often hunt at night, so attacks are rare, but they're known to steal fish from nets and traps, and can be extremely dangerous if encountered while underwater.

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