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Tiger Shark (CollectA - Sea Life)

Started by brontodocus, March 29, 2014, 09:58:44 PM

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Walk-around of the CollectA Sea Life 2014 Tiger Shark, Galeocerdo cuvier (PĂ©ron & Lesueur, 1822); item No. 88661. The largest of the requiem sharks, Tiger Sharks reach maturity at 2.26 m length or more and usually reach 5, occasionally 7.5 m total length (TL, i.e. including tail fin). Total length of the figure is approx. 200 mm (if the figure was stretched out), so the scale is between approx. 1:12 and 1:37. The human figure ("Freddie the Free Diver" by Safari Ltd is between approx. 1:22.5 - 1:24 scale.
The species is caught in target and non-target (i.e. as a bycatch) fisheries but the population trend is unknown. Currently IUCN considers it "Near Threatened".
When I saw the first photos of this new figure I immediately thought the brilliant, similar sized Safari Ltd MBA Tiger Shark may be dethroned now. And while the new CollectA version features a lot of correct details like the truncate and wide rostrum and even faint lateral keels (which the species often has, although they are hard to see) there are two errors that keep this one from being a perfect figure, the caudal peduncle should have a more pronounced lateral keel (which is better executed on the MBA figure) and - oops . the figure has only four gill slits instead of five.
Here is a link to the figure at CollectA's website:

Edit 2017-02-07: Fixed broken image urls.


Other great figure of Collecta of this year. Really impresive, I believe that it is one of the best figures of this specie currently. It is a male  ;D, wil it be the partner of MBA figure  ;D?
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Thanks, Jetoar!  :) Well, that's possible, the MBA figure doesn't have any claspers.