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Great White Shark


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Great White Shark
Great White Shark
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Great White Shark
Great white sharks (white shark) are found in coastal waters in every major ocean but the great white shark is most commonly sighted around Australia, South Africa, California and Mexico.

The great white shark can grow to more than 8m long and weigh well over 2,000kg. This makes the great white shark the worlds largest predatory fish! The great white shark has been known to attack humans in the water, this is often because the shark mistakes the human for another animal which it normally hunts since sharks do not like the taste of humans.

The great white shark hunts large fish, seal, porpoise, dolphin and whale, with the great white shark using an ambush technique to surprise their prey in order to secure their catch.

The great white shark is found in waters from just 1 m deep to 1,200 m deep. The great white shark has approximately 300 teeth which are arranged in a number of rows along both the great white sharks top and bottom jaws.

Due to the dominance and aggressiveness of the great white shark, the great white shark has no natural predators within the natural environment of the great white shark. The great white has shark has been known to fight with similar sized killer whales (orca) but this is a rare occurrence, and the great white shark has also been known to have been killed by large pods of dolphins that ram the great white shark.

The greatest predatory threat to the great white shark is the human being, many of whom kill the great white shark for both defensive reasons and for the meat of this apex predator. It is because of the threat to the great white shark from humans that has led to the population numbers of the great white shark decreasing making the great white shark a threatened species today.


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Great White Shark Facts

Kingdom:
Five groups that classify all living things...
Animalia
Phylum:
A group of animals within the animal kingdom...
Chordata
Class:
A group of animals within a pylum...
Chondrichthyes
Order:
A group of animals within a class...
Lamniformes
Family:
A group of animals within an order...
Lamnidae
Genus:
A group of animals within a family...
Carcharodon
Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species...
Carcharodon Carcharias
Type:
The animal group that the species belongs to...
Fish
Diet:
What kind of foods the animal eats...
Carnivore
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
5.5-7m (18-21ft)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
1,110-2,240kg (2,450-4,938lbs)
Top Speed:
The fastest recorded speed of the animal...
40km/h (25mph)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for...
30-40 years
Lifestyle:
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable...
Solitary
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct...
Threatened
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Black, Grey, White
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal...
Smooth
Favourite Food:Seal
Habitat:
The specific area where the animal lives...
Temperate and coastal waters
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
5
Main Prey:
The food that the animal gains energy from...
Seal, Fish, Dolphins
Predators:
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal...
Human
Special Features:Pointed snout and long, sharp teeth

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