How many teeth do tiger sharks have?


Quick Answer

Tiger sharks have a row of 24 teeth in their upper jaw and a matching set of 24 teeth in the lower jaw, totaling 48 teeth. Tiger sharks have a square jaw structure, and each of their teeth are built with cutting and sawing mechanisms.

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The design of the tiger shark's teeth allows it to crush, cut and hold prey in all parts of the jaw. Its teeth also have a special feature that allow them to absorb the powerful impact caused by chewing the shark's food. Without this feature, the cutting process would destroy both the tooth and jaw.

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