Kingdom : Animalia
                     Class : Chondrichthyes
                  Family : Lamnidae
   Scientific Name : Carcharodon Carcharias

                       Size : 5.5 - 7m (18 - 21ft)
                  Weight : 1,110 - 2,240kg 
                                     (2,450 - 4,938lbs)
            Top Speed : 40km/h (25mph)
             Life Span : 30 - 40 years

                 Colour : Black, grey, White
            Skin Type : Smooth
 Special Features : Pointed snout and long, 
                                    sharp teeth
  1. Great White Sharks are found in oceans all around the world.
  2. They are especially found around Australia, South Africa, California and Mexico.
  3. They are found at depths varying from 1m -1200m in oceans.
  4. They grow to be more than 8m long and weigh around 2.000kg.
  5. They are the largest predatory fish in the world.
  6. They are solitary animals and are known to live for around 30-40 years.
  7. Distinctively, they have a pointed snout and long, sharp teeth.
  8. They have around 300 teeth arranges in a number of rows along their jaws.
  9. Though they attack humans in water, mistaking them to be other animals, they do not like the taste of humans.
  10. They are carnivores preying on large fish, seal, porpoise, dolphin and whale by ambushing them.
  11. Their dominance and aggressive nature makes them Apex predators in their natural environment.
  12. Rarely, they are known to fight with similar sized killer whales.
  13. There have been instances where large pods of dolphins have rammed and killed the great white shark.
  14. Humans pose a great threat to them as they kill them for self-defense and their meat.
  15. Human hunting has made the great white sharks a threatened species today.

 

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