AnAge entry for Carcharodon carcharias

Classification (HAGRID: 02273)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Chondrichthyes (Taxon entry)
            Order: Lamniformes
                Family: Lamnidae
                    Genus: Carcharodon
Species
Carcharodon carcharias
Common name
Great white shark
Synonyms
Carcharodon albimors, Squalus carcharias

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
50 years (wild)
Source
ref. 822
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Some estimates suggest these animals may live up to 50 years [0022].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
3,285 days
Litter size
6 (viviparous)
Interbirth interval
730 days
Adult weight
1,870,000 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 159903
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 13397
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