Great White Shark

Carcharodon carcharias
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Carcharodon carcharias
Other names White Shark, White Pointer
Size Up to 6.4 m (21 ft)
Weight Up to 3,000 kg (6,613 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal & offshore waters from bays, beaches, reefs to the outer continental shelf & slopes throughout the water column
Depth Range 0 - 1,300 m (2,866 ft)
Great White Shark Distribution