Basking Shark

Cetorhinus maximus
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Cetorhinus maximus
Other names Sunfish
Size Up to 12.2 m (40 ft)
Weight Up to 4,000 kg (8,818 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Offshore, oceanic waters over the continental shelf throughout the water column
Depth Range 0 - 1,000 m (3,280 ft)
Basking Shark Distribution