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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Great White Shark

Beauty Of Animal | Great White Shark | Great White Shark and the scientific name Carcharodon carcharias, also known as the large white, and white pointer, white shark, or white death, is lamniform large shark found in coastal surface waters in all major oceans. It is known that a Great White Shark for its size, with larger individuals known to be close to or in excess of 6 meters (20 feet) in length, and 2268 kg (5,000 lbs) in weight. and this shark up to the stage of maturity can be about 15 years of age and have a life of more than 30 years.

Great White Shark is the largest in the world can say macropredatory known fish is one of the main predators of marine mammals. It is also known to prey on a variety of other marine animals including fish, pinnipeds, and seabirds. It is the only remaining known species of the genus have, Carcharodon, and is ranked first in the list of the number of recorded attacks on humans.IUCN treated as a great white shark and the vulnerable,while it is included in Annex II of the Convention.Portrayed the best-selling novel Jaws by Peter Benchley and the subsequent movie blockbuster by Steven Spielberg a great white shark as "a fierce man-eater.

" In fact, humans are not the prey of choice for large shark.Carolus Linnaeus gave White great white shark scientific name first, Squalus carcharias in 1758. Gave Sir Andrew Smith Carcharodon it a generic name in 1833, and in 1873 was identified on the generic name with the name of Linnaeus "specific and put the finishing touches on the scientific name of the current Carcharodon carcharias. Carcharodon comes from the Greek words karcharos, which means sharp or jagged, and odous, which mean teeth.


 Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Chordata
Class:     Chondrichthyes
Subclass:     Elasmobranchii
Order:     Lamniformes
Family:     Lamnidae
Genus:     Carcharodon
A. Smith, 1838
Species:     C. carcharia

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