Size of the Great White Shark (Carcharodon)

@article{Randall1973SizeOT,
  title={Size of the Great White Shark (Carcharodon)},
  author={J. E. Randall},
  journal={Science},
  year={1973},
  volume={181},
  pages={169 - 170}
}
  • J. E. Randall
  • Published 1973
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • The maximum length of 36.5 feet (11.1 meters) attributed to the white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) by G�nther and others is a mistake. Examination of the jaws and teeth of the specimen referred to by G�nther and comparison with the jaws of white sharks of known length revealed a length of about 17 feet (∼5 meters). The largest white shark reliably measured was a 21-foot (6.4-meter) individual from Cuba. Bites on whale carcasses found off southern Australia suggest that white sharks as long as… CONTINUE READING

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