The great white shark has long had a reputation as a fearsome 'man-eater' and is probably the most feared of all animals that live in the oceans.

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Overview

Illustration of a Great White SharkOrder: Lamniformes

Family: Lamnidae

Species: Carcharodon carcharias

IUCN Status: Vulnerable

Population Trend: decreasing

Distribution and Habitat: Prefers warm or temperate seas. A few have been found in cooler waters off Iceland, Nova Scotia and South Australia.

Size: Length:- 3 - 6m. Weight:- 1200 kg average. Females are larger than males.

Lifespan: Not certain, but probably 30 - 40 years.

Food: Almost any large fish or warm-blooded animal.

 

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