Indian sand tiger
The Indian sand tiger, Carcharias tricuspidatus, is a sand tiger of the shark family
Family (biology)
In biological classification, family is* a taxonomic rank. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species, with family fitting between order and genus. As for the other well-known ranks, there is the option of an immediately lower rank, indicated by the...

 Odontaspididae, found in the Indian
Indian Ocean
The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface. It is bounded on the north by the Indian Subcontinent and Arabian Peninsula ; on the west by eastern Africa; on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, and...

 and western Pacific oceans. Its length is up to 3.5 m. It has a compressed cylindrical body and a slightly angled snout. It has a long mouth and small eyes. Both of the dorsal fins are about the same size. Its diet consists of fish and small sharks.

Further work may show that the Indian sand tiger belongs to the species Carcharias taurus.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous, the embryo
An embryo is a multicellular diploid eukaryote in its earliest stage of development, from the time of first cell division until birth, hatching, or germination...

s feeding on their yolk sac
Yolk sac
The yolk sac is a membranous sac attached to an embryo, providing early nourishment in the form of yolk in bony fishes, sharks, reptiles, birds, and primitive mammals...

, and other ova produced by the mother.
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