Great white shark
The great white shark is a species of large mackerel shark. It is notable for its size, with larger female individuals growing to 6. 1 m in length. Male great white sharks take 26 years to reach sexual maturity, while the females take 33 years to be ready to produce offspring. Great white sharks can swim at speeds of 25 kmhr for short bursts and to depths of 1,200 m.
About Great white shark in brief
The great white shark is a species of large mackerel shark. It is notable for its size, with larger female individuals growing to 6. 1 m in length. Male great white sharks take 26 years to reach sexual maturity, while the females take 33 years to be ready to produce offspring. Great white sharks can swim at speeds of 25 kmhr for short bursts and to depths of 1,200 m. The species faces numerous ecological challenges which has resulted in international protection. The great white is the sole recognized extant species in the genus Carcharodon, and is one of five extant species belonging to the family Lamnidae. The English name ‘white shark’ and its Australian variant ‘white pointer’ is thought to have come from the shark’s stark white underside, a characteristic feature most noticeable in beached sharks lying upside down with their bellies exposed. It was originally described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 10th edition of the Systema Naturae, in which it was identified as an amphibian and assigned the scientific name Squalus, Squalus. The specific name carcharias is a Latin word for shark, the Ancient Greek word for the word ‘jagged’ or’sharp’ The IUCN lists the great white Shark as a vulnerable species, and it is included in Appendix II of CITES. The novel Jaws by Peter Benchley and its subsequent film adaptation by Steven Spielberg depicted the greatwhite shark as a ferocious man-eater.
There are no known aquariums in the world believed to house one. Although attempts have been made to do so in the past, there are noknown aquariums believed to have been built to house the species. The shark is not the preferred prey of humans, but it is nevertheless responsible for the largest number of reported and identified fatal unprovoked shark attacks on humans. This shark is also known to prey upon a variety of other marine animals, including fish, and seabirds. It has no known natural predators other than, on very rare occasions, the killer whale. There have been a few attempts to describe and classify thegreat white shark as the new genus C archarodon. One of the earliest mentions of its type in literature appears in Pierre Belonon’s 15th century Belon on Belon’s Belon Belon, a type of type of Belon that appears in Belon. By the 1810s, it was recognized that the shark should be placed in a new genus, but not until 1838 when Sir Andrew Smith coined the name C Archarodon as a distinct type of shark. The scientific genus name literally means \”jagged tooth\”, a reference to the large serrations that appear in the shark’s teeth. The family belongs to the Lamniformes, the order of Mackerel sharks. Some use’white shark’ to refer to all members of the Lam nidae, but most scientists prefer ‘great’ in vernacular usage.