AnAge entry for Carcharias taurus

Classification (HAGRID: 02277)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Chondrichthyes (Taxon entry)
            Order: Lamniformes
                Family: Odontaspididae
                    Genus: Carcharias
Species
Carcharias taurus
Common name
Sand tiger shark
Synonyms
Odontaspis taurus, Eugomphodus griseus, Eugomphodus taurus, Odontaspis platensis, Eugomphodus tricuspidatus, Carcharias tricuspidatus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
12 years (wild)
Source
ref. 822
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,500 days
Male sexual maturity
1,642 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Interbirth interval
730 days
Adult weight
87,340 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 159888
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 30501
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